Engine smoking due to worn valve stem oil seals (now sorted).
Usual stuff - battery, tyres etc...
This motor is a bad-boy, it loves kicking the crap out of Nova's at the lights.
It has recently been rolling road tuned and is putting out 80bhp @ the wheels, more than enough to see off most hatches due to its light weight.
Handling has been sorted by up-rating the suspension, engine has been properly set up to run with a K&N filter and sports exhaust..
P.S - it's the quickest 1400 I know of off the mark!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2001