Fun and charismatic; not eye-catching though
Mine wasn't exactly a love at first sight; the previous owner didn't maintain the exterior or interior. But got it with a decent price at $4000 USD (considered a bargain in Bangkok), then spend $300 USD refurbished the roof linen, new cover for the old Recaro seats front and back, 2nd hand wooden steering wheel, replaced all light bulbs with lead type. Not to mention, wax and polished, and oil changes.
It drives like a little go-kart; fun and lots of charisma. However, I have heard a "hum" when accelerating in 4th. Suspect the differential problem, replaced oil, but noise remains... cross my fingers.
Not so sure how long I am keeping it... maybe a couple of years... but it is a fun car to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2010