Real fun to fly
The RPM fluctuated when idling after the car was warm, especially with a high electrical load, sometimes as much as 1500 RPM. Dangerous if it drops as you pull away from a junction though the engine never cut out.
In the dry the car was quick and the handling was very predictable, a true joy to drive on twisty roads.
Driven with a light right foot, 45 miles per gallon can be obtained for the daily commute, but it's a true test of willpower to go slow.
Thrashed hard for 6500 miles, the car displayed none of the quality problems stated in some reviews.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2001