Extremely over-engineered, but superior to 70's British offerings in every way
The main problem with these cars now is rust. Mine has rusted on the under-tray.
The exhaust leaks and there are a lot of complex pipes in the exhaust system.
The GS has the smoothest ride quality I have ever experienced and yet the handling is superb with well weighted steering and a feeling of solidity and safety at speed.
The UK cars have a lovely sporty aluminum effect round dial dash.
Although performance is good for a 1.2 car it uses more fuel that most 2 litre cars if you drive it hard.
The engine is a flat four air cooled overhead camshaft unit so was amazingly smooth and turbine like for its time. This means that you don't get any of the nasty low pitch roar that you get from a normal engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2005