Headliner falling down (yes the particle dust is annoying) - needs fixing this year.
Mileage not as good as before, still good for its age.
Minor oil leaks; was fixed but still showing.
Brakes are weak (pedal is soft) - still stops as usual, wish I could fix the brake pedal softness.
Some rust bubbles showing last year (2013).
Plastic cracking or easily cracked.
I have had this car since new. Really enjoyed driving it around, was getting really decent 10.3-11L/100km for mostly city driving, and better if more highway driving.
Good acceleration despite 110 HP; runs quiet and best mileage at 100-120km/hr, engine more noisy at 80-100.
Fish tailing in snow (two or three 10-20lbs sand/cement bags help) or rear spin on wet surfaces (the solution is to use new or better tires).
Amazing - my car passes vehicle emission tests with results near or better than average for all makes and years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2014