I bought it to do a lot of trips. Since I had it, I add at least 1000 Km/week.
It was a cheap buy, only 2000 Euros, so I had some money to spare on repairs.
I bought second-hand Pirelli tires almost new for only 135 Euros. You can get them even more cheap from other makers (it uses 165/70R13 tires).
The loose gearbox feeling was caused by a broken gearbox connection. I've found a replacement for only 60 Euros (again in used parts), and now everything is perfect.
Metal and painting maintenance was also home-made, so I’ve only had to spend about 100 Euros on that.
With that all sorted, I could finally enjoy my piece of Czech-engineering. Mechanically it's great (VW-based) and it will go on forever.
Not a particularly racy car, but it has the needed torque to hold easily 4th or 5th gear in all conditions. I've achieved 180Km/h as a top speed, and acceleration is around the 15-16 second mark.
The stiff seats make it, strangely, very comfortable for long trips. High steering wheel position gives a strange feeling at the beginning, but you get used to it.
It's very cheap to run (5,05L/100Km since I’ve bought it), and as you can see, to sort out when something go wrong.