2002 Caterham 7 SV140 1.8K from UK and Ireland
Simply the best thing on four wheels!
Front wheel bearings replaced at 12,000 miles.
Rear view mirror fell off at 22,500 miles.
The car is a total fun package. It is extremely fast, handles better than almost all other vehicles on the road and rewards enthusiastic driving. But despite that I get more than 40mpg.
I have driven it in all weathers, including snow and ice, and nothing has spoiled the enjoyment. In summer, my wife calls it the 4-wheel deckchair!
It is extremely comfortable, even on long journeys, and copes with luggage for two for seven days - longer if you use the fixing for a case on the back.
The only downside on long journeys is the noise at high speed, but if you use a motorbike communications unit with ear-defender headphones you can talk to your passenger, listen to music (mini disc player/radio), GPS and mobile with no problems at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2005