A stylish pocket-rocket for under 1600 pounds!
Replaced cracked C. V boots (protective covers for the joints that link the front wheels to the axle) Cost of repair New Zealand $220.00.
Patched leaking radiator, cost of repair New Zealand $300.00.
Replaced hardened driveshaft seal (keeps the oil in to lubricate drive shaft) New Zealand $100.00.
Fixed heater connection, replaced oil level gauge, re-glued dashboard segments as one segment as had come loose & let light thru the instrument panel. Total New Zealand $200.00.
Full tune-up of engine. New Zealand $100.00.
New Clutch installed. New Zealand $800.00.
My friends say the car is 'cute', but it's a wolf in sheep's clothing...it's really quick.
Also the gear ratio's are excellent.
Being a convertible the body twists a bit on corners, however it holds the corners well.
The convertible top is great! It doesn't leak & is easy to put up & take down.
It's a bit thirsty on fuel, having said that my last car was a 1.1 litre.
No power-steering so, the steering is heavy.
After the engine re-tune it still stalls really easily until I've been driving the car 10 minutes or so. The engine revs when idling fluctuate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2002