All in all, I would say this is the ultimate coupe and would definitely buy another
The door seals were not soundproof and caused the doors not to close properly. They have needed to be replaced twice.
The car developed a handling problem when the rear tires were changed, which I lived with for 10000 miles until the front set were also replaced. The tire supplier and the car dealer were unable to determine the cause of the problem.
Apart from the period where my tires were giving me problems the car has been a real dream to drive. It is very fast, but incredibly safe with taught suspension, good steering feedback and superb brakes.
The car is also great around town offering good visibility and light and easy controls.
As if that's not enough, it's also fantastic over distances - for a coupe it takes my family and a lot of luggage easily, and is comfortable to drive all day long. The engine gives so much power, you would hardly notice when the car's loaded up.
I average about 30 miles to the gallon in all kinds of driving, and have no expense in 75,000 apart from routine maintenance. The door seals were replaced under warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th April, 2004