Well engineered saloon, very good car
The piston rings wore out eventually, but that's down to high mileage, and/or careless owners.
For it's engine size it's a very quick car. My mates cars come nowhere near (Nova 1.3 SR's, Escort Mk3 1.6).
They are very quiet, comfortable, and have good equipment. They drive much like modern cars.
They have a nasty tendency to torque-steer if you try to accelerate too fast, but the road holding is otherwise superb.
The styling is a bit dated now, but they are incredible cars and I would certainly have another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2001