Once you're inside, you forget it's a Maestro
Cooling fan replaced.
Exhaust manifold replaced (twice).
An orchestra of squeaks and rattles from the interior.
Constant care required to keep the rust at bay.
This car came with full service history, 63,000 miles on the clock, and is immaculate inside and out.
It has performance air filters and an up-rated exhaust, produces 130 HP at 5,000 RPM, and 148 lbs/ft torque at 2,800 RPM.
It cost me £400!
This is by far the quickest, most responsive, best handling car I have owned.
If you can find a good one, then you're in for some very rewarding motoring.
There's plenty of spares (at the scrap-yard!) and running costs are low considering the performance.
The only annoyance is the layout of the controls. The rear wash/wipe and the heater controls are obscured by the steering wheel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2001