Wish I still had this great little Hot Hatch
Wheel bearings at 38K miles were the only major problem I had. The interior was cheap and the fabric began to separate from the vinyl. Otherwise was a fantastic car.
My first new car, and it was a winner to me. This little puppy had AC, power mirrors and ran like a striped ape.
The 4X2 transmission gave 8 forward gears and 2 reverse, rowing it through all 8 gears was fun. I took the car with me to the UK and loved it there. It was the right size, got excellent gas mileage and though the handling took some getting used to, I could take it on twisty British country roads with no fear. Upon my return to the States, It was quite the light to light champ. It had the dark blue exterior with the light blue interior and looked very well compared to the burgundy or the black that I saw on other cars like it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2008