If it's what you want, go for it!
Since I purchased the car in 2007, I had some brake and engine work done on the advice of my mechanic. The cost was reasonable.
Since that time, 4 1/2 years ago, the only problems have been a rusted fuel return line (minor fix), a window control and a seat recliner control ($80 to fix both).
I store the car indoors in an inflatable capsule during the winter, and it always starts at the first touch of the key when the snow has gone.
Driving this car is a unique experience, and we never fail to have interested people talking to us every time we park.
I am a senior on a modest fixed income, and had some trepidation when I bought the car, but we only have one life to live, so we went for it. No regrets.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2011