Well compared to the interiors of many a 10 seater minibus (LDV Maxxus anyone?) it doesn't look that bad to be honest...I have seen some of Ssang Yong's creations though, so am not going to go looking for photos of the exterior...
This is actually on my wish list for people movers. We had quite a large group in tow last time we were on holiday in the US between us and our parents who were with us, so it was handy that our hosts had planned ahead and picked this up.
Seated seven plus driver if I remember rightly. Interior was a vision in grey velour, but was incredibly comfortable.
You sank down about three or four inches into the driver's seat. I basically fell in love with the thing from square one - especially once I drove away and heard the lovely gargling exhaust note. Over here that would be a 2 litre four pot turbodiesel (not that I have anything against them - I love my XUD9TE in my Xantia), what does this run? Oh, just a 4.6 litre V6 petrol...It's a stupidly long-stroke engine as well so it's all mid-range torque. Doesn't half make a lovely noise though when you do get some revs on it - only really got a chance to put my foot down once sadly, but don't let the US clone of a Transit looks fool you - that thing will go like a scalded cat if you want it to...Just make sure you slow down before encountering any corners as it goes around them, well...like any softly sprung van would be expected to.
I am still half playing with the idea of getting one imported someday. Most of the ones over here are the "Day-van" style ones, wheras I would actually prefer the more standard van like we had - far more practical a beast, and more of an oddity to see here.
Now, back more on topic...
Sadly I don't own this one any more, but here's one for the yellow cars theme.
I later found based on the chassis number that this was most likely a pre-release press photography car which ended up spending a long number of years with a dealer up north, which went a long way to explain the very low mileage and the generally stunning condition. The only bit of rust on the whole car was the visible bit on the wing, and was very easily sortable in the grand scheme of things. Subframes were absolutely perfect and were virtually dripping with what I think was Dinitrol.
Sadly I sold it in a fit of common sense a good few years back - would be worth a few quid now too I imagine.
Never really rated the facelifted Metro (1986 I think), but have a big soft spot for the first gen cars. They handle like a go-kart, go pretty well for the power output (the fact that they weigh as much as postage stamp helps - just avoid the low compression versions, which *are* pants), and make a fantastic noise. I had two, and despite all the horror stores I've heard from everyone about BL cars, they were both utterly reliable. Yes, even when wet. The only workaround needed was that the first one I had (which was a shed), required a clothes peg to hold the choke control out, or it would randomly snap back to the open position - usually right as you were trying to pull out of a junction.