Superb car for those with a small wallet i.e. students
Bonnet corroded badly, but cost £5 for a reclaimed one.
Upholstery showing some where and tear.
Interior side handles need replacing as they have disintegrated.
Gearbox replaced at 80,000 miles.
The car itself is nippy from the start, but struggles at the top end.
The handling is superb, almost as light as a feather.
The manual choke can be a bit annoying and can use a lot of petrol, otherwise under normal running conditions fuel consumption is very low.
Insurance is shockingly cheap.
The car as a whole is easy to maintain and mine has suffered little engine trouble (it has not broken down within the three years I have had it)
Cosmetic defects are relatively cheap and easy to put right.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2003