Excellent car for the time
Fuel hoses busting within first couple of weeks of purchase.
Gearbox failure after a year.
Cassette deck had broken drive pulley.
Rust appeared in 2000.
New shocks in 2000.
New brakes in 2000.
This car was bought at a good price and I also used it for company business, taking me to Scotland, Ireland and the North East.
It was pretty reliable, but fuel hoses were a problem - eventually all rubber fuel hoses were replaced.
The gear box lost 3rd gear after a year and the reconditioned replacement was slightly noisy, eventually started playing up so I part exchanged for an Omega.
The car was comfortable and reasonable reliable, but not as easy to work on as some cars I have owned.
It went very well for a car of its size not surprising as it is only 1200kg.
Handling was good, until the rear dampers wore out.
It was a very good car for driving long distances in, but was too hot in summer, with no air conditioning and only an engine driven fan (the later Omegas were fitted with 2 electric fans).
The boot was quite large and the car was aerodynamic enabling over 30mpg on a run - without going slow!
The sun roof and light coloured fabrics made the car feeling light and airy.
It was a very good car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2002