Reader review FAW Sirius S 80 CAR magazine

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Reader review: FAW Sirius S 80

manufacturers have entered the African market by concentrating on vehicles first and adding cars to their product at a later date.

Toyota, (later Nissan) and Mazda all this route in the 1960s, and all since achieved great The latest manufacturer to follow Japanese brands example, is The company introduced a range of commercial vehicles a few years but has now introduced its first passenger in this country – the Sirius S 80. is a seven-seater mini-MPV (a panel van is available) and it is targeted squarely at  on a tight budget.

So, is it worthy of one s

The Sirius is based on the design of the Toyota Avanza, which is more attractive than its There is only one seven-seater in the and it must be said that its level of equipment comes as a big It comes with alloy (including the spare wheel), central locking, ABS with brake distribution, dual electric windows all round and LED in the electrically-adjustable door mirrors as equipment.

A rear window is conspicuous by its absence, which is a considering that the Sirius is very well-equipped. There is a on the rear window, which a bit, but a wiper is essential in rain.

There is an MP3-compatible radio a USB port, but because there is no CD you have to load your onto a flash drive. does not suit everybody, and a CD is still an essential feature of any system in my honest opinion. are head restraints on the first two of seats, and there is a retractable shelf which can be fitted the third row of seats is folded However, you need to find a to store it when all the seats are up.

FAW did not the same mistake as Toyota deciding on a colour scheme for the The original Avanza was fitted a light beige interior, was unsuitable for family use, but the gets a dark-coloured interior from the start.

The Sirius comes with the 1,3-litre engine as found in the Sirion. As most car enthusiasts this engine was developed by and has since proved to be reliable and In fact, a fuel consumption of about 14 kilometres per litre is which would result in a range of about 600 km.

The test had one major flaw; its clutch to be adjusted, and the car was easy to stall. if this problem can be sorted it would be easy to drive. Its is adequate rather than but remember the Sirius is aimed at who are more concerned about costs than outright

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It is too early to speculate about and maximum speed, but cruising at the speed limit would not be a and because of the very spacious long journeys should be

Whenever a new manufacturer enters the there are always doubts after sales service and the lack of a track record in of reliability. However, with there are likely to be fewer troubles” than with newcomers. Firstly, it is backed by the group, and the dealership I visited the Sirius alongside Daihatsu’s of vehicles. Therefore the availability of is nothing to be concerned about. the Sirius comes with a warranty, free roadside for a year and a service plan for four years or 60 000km.

So yes, the Sirius should be a long-term purchase.

In the final the Sirius is indeed worth a for families on a tight budget. It a lot of space for the price, there is no to worry about the company’s in this country and it should economical to run. Moreover, its are more irritating than


The Sirius does not set the world on but does exactly what is of it, and should have a bright in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: The opinion in this article is the author’s own and does not mean it is endorsed by the CAR editorial staff or RamsayMedia, of CAR magazine.

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