A fantastic car that for its age and price can't be beaten on performance, comfort and looks
To date the only problem I've had is the clutch which disintegrated, but this was due to my own stupidity. Other than that I've never had a problem with it.
I used to think my old car, a NA cordia went well, till I purchased this beast which made me realise how slow my old car was. I left it stock for a little then had a 2.5 inch exhaust fitted along with a high flow cat which made a noticeable increase in performance and noise. I also added an electronic boost controller which allows me to select high or standard boost.
I regret not buying a leaded model as they are faster but this one was in such good condition that I had to get it. But the unleaded models get the bigger brakes, and better fit and finish than the leaded models. Also the smaller turbo makes them a lot more responsive despite having less power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd November, 2000