Cheap to buy, cheap(ish) insurance, loadza fun, but watch out for spares and repairs
Only had the car about 6 weeks and all ready all the brakes have had to be replaced, the starter motor died, had a problem with the carburettor, the oil and air filters have both been replaced and so have the spark plugs.
From my experiences with the car (which are somewhat limited) it seems to be very quick for a 1.4. Quite economical as well - as long as you don't rag it. Far too many rattles and things falling off inside but that's only to be expected with a car this age. Still well worth the money if you're a young driver looking for something more sporty than your little 1.0l Nova or 1.2 Corsa (as I had). For me it was a toss up between the AX GT, 106 XS and the Nova SR 1.4. Think I picked the right one of the three. It blows the pants off the SR and, at half the price of the XS, is a steal. Ride height is way too high but is it worth sacrificing comfort for looks??? Of course it is!!! Just wear that extra pair of pants for the padding - U never know they might come in handy for your passenger - 0-60 in 8.7 secs is hardly snails pace and could prompt even the most hardened passenger to dirty their pants...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th April, 2000