Overall, excellent value for money
Head gasket needed replacing.
Water pump needed replacing.
Fitted new cam belt as a precaution - as there was no evidence of it ever being replaced!
Boot has damp areas - suspect a leaking seal!
Exhaust needs replacing - baffles worn!
Dash bulb blown - a bug-bear!
Windscreen wipers are poor.
I was surprised how solid, quiet and comfortable the car was to drive. There are no annoying squeaks inside the cabin (not bad for an 8 year old car).
The driver's seat doesn't offer the best comfort - and never feels quite in the right place.
Power is adequate - though not impressive.
Now the repairs are fixed the car drives like new, and will hopefully last me a good few years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2001