Fast, cheap, but compromised
Overheated in 3rd year of ownership, replaced radiator cap, thermostat and gave coolant change, still overheated, turned out to be blocked radiator.
Cheap clutch plate destroyed with some vigorous driving. Selector forks bent while flatshifting at the drag strip.
Targa tops leak like a sieve so can't leave the car outside, condensation and mould appear if left outside for any length of time.
Exceptional performance when well maintained, will run low 14 second 1/4 miles standard at near 100mph. Can dip into the 12 second bracket and 0-60mph in under 5 seconds with a handful of modifications.
Handling great with good tyres, Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3s are a fantastic choice for this car, the previous Bridgestone G Grids were less than ideal.
Can be cramped for anyone over 6'1", car is a compromise of a reliable Toyota and a sports car therefore is a little soft compared to the older model.
Plenty of room in the boot for golf clubs or shopping.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2006