A fun, affordable mini-muscle car
Body metal is thin, and dents very easily. It also rusts very readily.
Steering is heavy at low speeds. This is not a car for drinking coffee while driving.
The "flow-through" ventilation system sucks exhaust into the car. I have to run the fan to keep a positive pressure in the car. This was largely corrected on later models.
This is a quick, light car in the tradition of old British sports cars, but far, far more reliable.
Old Z-cars are not for timid drivers. They love to be driven hard, and need a bit of a lead foot to really handle well. No coasting around corners.
Old 240-Zs are not "chick-magnets". I don't know why, but if you want to attract the girls, get a mustang.
For the relatively low price these cars fetch, they are hard to beat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2003