Great family economy car, cheap to run, cheap to buy, lasts well if looked after
1> 10 days after having the car, the steering column broke. Had the unit replaced free of charge, it would have cost me £230 if the car was not under warranty.
2> Air bag light came on, it turned out to be the alternator not giving enough current out hence the headlights were also dim.
They were the only 2 problems (touch wood). I was lucky that they all went wrong in the first year of me owning the car so they were under warranty.
The faults were down to the car being poorly checked over by the garage before they sold it to me.
After the problems at the start, the car has been great. It performs well for a diesel, pulling off is a bit of a plod but cruising and the car pulling at higher speeds(65-80mph) is very good.
Seems to judder a bit when driving in 4th gear at 30mph, driving in 3rd gear seems a better choice.
Easy to work on.
The Isuzu 1.7TD engine will last forever if serviced regularly. I know these cars are still going strong after 160,000 miles.
Only buy if they have a full service history.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2000