Noisy timing chain.
Broken engine mount.
Well specced model, but not as good as my series I 1984 2500 GTI (steel bumpers), 290mm metric wheels manual model, which retired after 340,000 miles. The most comfortable sports car one could own back then.
Both models are seriously quick, but the manual edges ahead. Comfort/ride over pot holed roads, is unprecedented over other cars I own, including latest model 2005 luxury model/makes.
Only problem is with the law, as it really does not get moving properly until over 70 mph, which is illegal in this country.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2006