Frankly speaking, no comfort, poor functionality of the body. But the mechanic is reliable, but the line 5-door body of fourth-generation car looks good.
The aging of the body at the third-generation machines (1985-1990 gg.) passes without the appearance of rust. But after six years of service paint coating loses shine. In fourth generation machines (1990-1995 gg.) it still does not matter the quality and easily scratched (especially the cover in red). A 5-door versions of the front part of the body is vulnerable to impacts of gravel flying from the wheels.
In automobiles 1985-1987. water can penetrate into the body through the seal rear lamps. When replacing lamps, it almost inevitably results in the trunk, and put a seal around the lamp is very difficult (in particular, the 5-door versions). All third-generation machines, there is backlash in the larva door locks, but after 5-6 years of use, the doors begin to open and close easily. After three years of operation of door seals can depart from the place of attachment and tear. The interior of the cabin is limited, especially in the rear part. In the 5-door versions 1990-1995. inconvenient access to the rear seat, ill-conceived trunk: its scope is limited, and the height of the edge is great. Equipment disappointing in all versions, except for the GLX, and it is clearly impoverished versions of L / LX release to 1990
The functionality of the cabin is limited, no matter the electrical and electric emerged only since 1992 in the version with the 1.6-liter engine. Almost the only advantage is the durability of his cabin decoration. And then in the third generation after the car runs about 100,000 km vibrate dashboard, and copies of fourth-generation jam flaps cable management system of heating, thus becomes impossible to adjust the heating compartment. Seats hard and the level of noise in the cabin is very high. In the machines described by generations of difficult work handles portcullis glass, separated by threads of tissue lining the doors after the run 50.000-70.000 km. Hanging in the third generation machines, rigid, resistant to the road no matter weak damping. Steering is rather weak, but fourth-generation computers - is clearly hard (power steering was not installed until the fall of 1992). Brakes vibrate when braking, it beat the front brake discs, brake pads wear out much (this is especially true for versions 1.6 GLX and 1.8 GT). It may also decrease the effectiveness of the brakes in the event of emergency braking. This phenomenon is rarely found in the car after the release of 1992 (from this time to establish new, less stringent brake pads). Factory tires poor, have poor adhesion to the road and a limited lifespan (respect of vehicles and the third and fourth generations).
Engines quite good in versions 1.6 and 1.8, but with a sharp acceleration they lack capacity, and installation of 16-valve mechanism of the gas in automobiles 1990-1995. even account does not give. The service life of power units, like gasoline or diesel, is good. Only in the third generation of machines may be failures in the ignition system (marked by isolated cases of total replacement of electronic modules and sensors). In versions 1.6/1.8 of this generation is possible to lock the thermostat that causes the fan cooling system to work without stopping. In addition, the limited lifetime of the rear muffler (partially improved the situation since 1988). In the fourth generation of cars equipped with catalyst in exhaust gas may cause odor in the cabin. In vehicles with a diesel engine volume 1.6 liters vibrate disc clutch when starting the scene. Gearbox is good, a clear switch, though some difficulty. There were also individual cases of blocking of some programs.
Electrical equipment is usually not cause for criticism, but there have been cases of failures. Fuel level sensor is not always reliable, especially in the diesel versions.
Version 1.3 (4-door) has the lowest price for third-generation machines. Version 1.5 is equipped with good, but a few “greedy” engine. Version 1.3 (3-door) - the cheapest of the cars of fourth-generation. Version 1.6 (4-door) - to bargain, although its engine is quite uneven in his work. Version 1800 GT has a claim to the sport, but weak. Fuel all vehicles velikovat, and the cost of spare parts large.
In the car the 3rd generation: the possibility of failures in the ignition.
In versions 1.6/1.8 3rd generation: the opportunity to lock the thermostat.
In the car 4-th generation, equipped with a catalyst: the possibility of unpleasant odors in the cabin.
In cars with 1.6-liter diesel engine: vibration of the disc clutch when starting the scene.
Vibration brakes beat front brake discs. Heavy wear on brake pads, to reduce the efficiency in the case of emergency braking.
Wheels and tires
Limited lifetime factory tires.
In the car the 3rd generation: backlash in the larva of door locks, difficulty opening the doors at the end of 5-6 years. Spalling and breaking of door seals, vibration control panel after mileage 100.000 km.
In automobiles 1985-1987.: Water from entering the body through the seal rear lamps.
In the car the 3rd and 4 th generations: Difficult work handles portcullis glasses, office upholstery fabric threads doors after mileage 50.000-70.000 km.
In the car 4 th generation: no matter the quality of paint coating (especially red), jamming the cable management flaps of the heating system. Rigidity of the seats, a high level of noise in the cabin.