Excellent drivers car and idiot proof and reliable first car all in one!!!
*Timing belt was replaced prematurely, the previous owners fault, as he didn't put the cover on properly and it rubbed the belt and wore it down.
*The fan-belt was also replaced as a result of the above.
*The door locks (Central locking) are EXTREMELY slow to operate.
*The interior trim is falling apart (Especially all the trim around the handbrake)
*Weird noises coming from the engine when I let off the clutch and slow down.
*the Right front indicator stopped working- has that fixed though.
*The aeriel got snapped off and the radio sometimes loses reception as a result.
Not bad for a 12 year old high-mileage car :D.
An awesome first car!!! Firstly the chassis is excellent- it makes for one hell of a drivers car, that works with the nice and hard springs, The engine is capable of serious performance- if you run it on 98 Octane (Rather cheap here in New Zealand) The car is beginning to feel its age- in terms of a few problems here and there- but overall it's a tough, idiot proof and reliable car.
It's also extremely comfortable- much more so than a Corolla or Civic of similar age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2003