Great handling, but general day to day faults let it down
Leaking head gasket from 25,000 miles.
Loud rattle from sunroof when open in any position.
General fitting of internal plastics poor.
Paintwork very poor.
A generally reliable little car apart from the head gasket that had to be replaced at 25,000 miles.
The paint finish, especially on the plastic bumpers was very poor. So much so that a gentle power wash removed large flakes!
Recently written off following a not too fast crash which resulted in the rear suspension breaking in two and the body shell buckling badly. I would not have expected this much damage generally from such a crash.
The sunroof rattled so much that, despite several attempts at repair, it was mostly not used.
Local dealer very poor and very expensive. This would alone put me off buying another, however I am looking at lesser models from other dealers as the performance when compared to others is not that special.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2002