Apart from the usual wear and tear stuff like brake pads etc, the rocker cover gasket has been changed 3 times since I have had the car!
Basically this is a great little motor. The car handles great, even in the wet. The suspension is firm and solid, maybe a little too firm at times as even the smallest bumps in the road are noticable.
Build quality is fantastic, the interior is screwed together nicely and doesn't rattle at all, even over the bumps! The only quibble is the engine noise due to low gearing on motorways is liable to cause your ears to bleed!
Performance is good for a 1.4 engine, excellent above 4000 revs, very torquey and great up hills. It'll pass 100 without any trouble and go on to a respectable 120 (if your ears can take it).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2000