2002 Caterham 7 SV140 1.8K
Simply the best thing on four wheels!
Front wheel bearings replaced at 12,000 miles.
Rear view mirror fell off at 22,500 miles.
The car is a total fun package. It is extremely fast, handles better than almost all other vehicles on the road and rewards enthusiastic driving. But despite that I get more than 40mpg.
I have driven it in all weathers, including snow and ice, and nothing has spoiled the enjoyment. In summer, my wife calls it the 4-wheel deckchair!
It is extremely comfortable, even on long journeys, and copes with luggage for two for seven days - longer if you use the fixing for a case on the back.
The only downside on long journeys is the noise at high speed, but if you use a motorbike communications unit with ear-defender headphones you can talk to your passenger, listen to music (mini disc player/radio), GPS and mobile with no problems at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2005