A great handling hatch!
I haven't had it long enough for anything to go wrong, touch wood, but my fan seems to kick in quite a bit. Even if I've only driven 5 minutes down the road the fan comes on and this is in cold weather - my dealer told me this is normal, but the fan then runs for about a good five to six minutes once the engine is off. I wouldn't mind if I was stuck in traffic.
A lot of rattles already.
It's great to drive and sticks to the road like glue which makes you want to floor it round bends.
Smooth gear change, brakes feel a bit spongy but at 500 miles I'm safe in saying that they are not run in.
Make sure you get a Spear wheel lock, they can be a great steal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2000