Absolutely bloody amazing
Head temperature sensor was fouled causing a miss-fire when hot.
Emery cloth and carb-cleaner did the job (saved £300!).
Passenger window came out of its runner.
Very involving car to drive.
Heavy steering and the mother of all gear-changes (the box was derived from a 70's Le Mans racer you know!). Very difficult to "heel n toe" due to pedal arrangement.
In the dry it has similar handling characteristics to a slightly understeery 2-Stroke kart: Nice overall grip, a slight push wide on turn-in, followed by a squat and shot out of the turn.
In the wet it's weight distribution does it no real favours: Understeer unless you can get the slip angle right before you reach the apex. If you do its very tricky to keep it all tidy despite feeling every bit of gravel being transmitted through the steering.
Likes a bit of a drink.
Likes rear tyres.
Targa top warns you when you're going over 80 mph.
Build Quality is simply sublime for a car of this age.
To be honest, if you want to get from A to B ASAP this is not the car for you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2007