A Bit Of A Looker, With Attitude To Match
Nothing major so far, the driver side window electric motor seized after about 5000 Km/h. The gasket on the oil filter failed, luckily it was noticed and fixed before it lost enough oil to be a problem.
The car is pretty quick, the 174 horses that the engine produces is a bit disappointing for a 2.7l v6 block. However the power comes out steadily for most of the rev range, so over taking is never a problem.
The inside layout is cozy and comfortable, the seats are slung nice and low and the big side bolsters hold you comfortably in place.
The Coupe likes to take corners, the handling is superb, it wouldn't out run my old Mitsubishi Eclipse, but it would out handle it with ease.
The plastics are a little cheap feeling, and the factory fit stereo looks and sounds cheap, but that is easily rectified with a new head unit as the speakers are good.
I have the Auto-Manual version and find it just as much fun as a normal gearbox, but on hind sight I would have taken the six speed box.
Generally for the price you will pay for this car you can't go wrong, it feels and looks the part, and it definitely flies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2003