Rugged durability, but must be well maintained
Manual transmission leaks oil. Can cause serious damage if not noted.
Removable steel top is rusted in most examples.
Universal joints in front end must be checked. the short outer front axle shafts hard to get.
Car is made of pure iron.
Fits easily with 32" tires, bigger ones need a lift kit otherwise will contact with front fenders when turned.
Because of short wheelbase, the ride can be jumpy with bigger tires. I do not recommend bigger than 31" if driven daily on highway.
Gas consumption is high especially with SMALLER engines. Prefer the 360cid or big block engine with 4-bbl carburetor.
This is attitude question. Daily driving average 15litres/100km or 15mpg (US).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2003