Unique, fun and fast; dealer service is nil and parts are $$$
Like a great mistresses, it will take your breath away, then leave you broken hearted with an empty pocket book.
I gave it a 0 for dealer service, because there was no dealer, anywhere! Dealer service happened in my garage, behind my house, by me, with a shop manual.
All my parts were ordered via the internet from Italy.
My wife hated the car and I loved it! I can't say it was unreliable, it was just a process to get parts, a complicated and expensive process. Problem was, when the car broke, nobody could fix, or even wanted to, and then I'd have to wait three weeks to get what I needed.
I bought the car off the original owner with all records so I can say with certainty what was done to it.
Clutch, alternator, brakes, exhaust, heater motor and core, tune ups twice a year, really, that's about it.
I loved that little car! It was simple to work on, was very fast and I had the only one in my province, I thought that was kind of cool. It had disk brakes on all four wheels, had fuel injection and an absolutely terrific heater. At minus 41 Celcius, it was toasty warm.
It would cruise a 100 miles per hour like nobody's business. I had it up to 140 miles per hour on several occasions.
My complaints about it... the seat belts were complicated and rust liked to snack on the old girl, but really - big deal?
Rust got it in the end.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2004