Dat­sun redi-GO

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Dat­sun launched the redi-Go about a year ago and to our ad­van­tage it’s been one of the cars that we have had the op­por­tu­nity to test the max­i­mum. And so we did. Over due course, we not just drove the smart hatch­back in the city but we also tested its metal on a drive to the hills. How has the car fared you ask? Read on.

Go­ing by first im­pres­sions, we loved the fact that the redi-Go stands out in the crowd. The ground clear­ance of­fered by this hatch is ex­cel­lent and we crossed large speed bumps with ease. Short over­hangs also meant that the car could drive over pave- ments com­fort­ably. We also like the fact that Dat­sun is of­fer­ing cer­tain fea­tures that no other car in its class is. Like the day­time run­ning light. How­ever, the qual­ity on of­fer could have been slightly bet­ter. The DRLs are not bright enough and the ones on our car could barely be spot­ted. Other eye soar in­clude the rub­ber door strips that pop out oc­ca­sion­ally and have to be pressed back into the win­dow cav­ity.

In­side, the dash has held the test of time well. The colours have not faded out and there are no scratches to re­port. On the down­side, the au­dio sys­tem did not quite stand the test of time. The sys­tem, which sup-

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