Zippy and exuberant
Oil pump relief valve jammed open. Luckily I checked the new one before fitting and found it jammed solid with swarf, very poor quality.
Body rust was pretty bad, one day I tried to wind up the window and the wire and pulley mechanism just ripped out of the bottom of the door.
Starting became difficult, cumulative wear in fuel pump cured by building up pushrod with weld (!)
I bought this car for commuting, it turned out to be a lot of fun. It would blow away mini 1275GT any time, top speed 93mph.
Also just keeping a light right foot would get over 50 mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st July, 2003