General description

The body is of welded steel construction available in 3 or 5-door Hatchback, 3 or 5- door Estate, soft-top Cabriolet, or Van configurations.

The body is of monocoque construction and is of energy-absorbing design.

Rust and corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles and includes zinc phosphate dipping and wax injection of box sections and door interiors.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are left to your dealer.

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    Compression test
    1 When engine performance is poor, or if misfiring occurs which cannot be attributed to the ignition or fuel system, a compression test can provide diagnostic clues. If the test is performed regul ...

    Starter motor - testing in the vehicle
    1 If the starter motor fails to operate first check the condition of the battery. 2 Check the security and condition of all relevant wiring. Solenoid check 3 Disconnect the battery negative lead ...

    Loudspeakers - removal and refitting
    Facia mounted loudspeaker Removal 1 Carefully prise up the speaker grille using a small screwdriver. Lift it from the facia. 2 Extract the speaker mounting screws which are now exposed. 3 Lift t ...