Incredibly reliable motoring
Fuel Pump Relay.
Rusty rear arches.
And that's it.
I bought this car in 2002. I was chuffed, it was my first proper car, and it came in the rare Diamond Black colour.
Within a couple of weeks, the distributor had failed. I felt a forboding feeling of dread - "I've bought a bad one!" I thought.
And to prove me right, another couple of weeks, and the Fuel Pump Relay went.
A bit of research, I found out that these go at -this- age. The rear arches also went a bit rusty. I replace them, three year's later, not a single problem at all.
A workhorse, the performance isn't so great, but I'm not bothered. Everything is bolted down, it feels safe, predictable. I learnt how to drive in this car, and it's safe nature has lead to an accident free driving life.
The car currently sits in a lock-up awaiting a truly well deserved clean-up and servicing!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2005