A fun, but vulnerable car (class <1) deathtrap
Oversteered a lot near 0.8g. Spun it sideways a few times when pushed, but controllable *abrupt. Like a wild go kart.
Halfshaft popped out of tranny several times.
Alternator/generator died at 48K.
Got over 35mpg hwy CA to NJ 2/72 kept log.
Vinyl interior oil film on windows when hot.
Engine seized at about 55,000.
My first car $1560 used at a BMW dealer when the best BMW was $5500.
Lowered it even more (Abarth) & wider alums 6" & Veith tires 13x165x70? Rubbed once in a while, so banged out the fender.
Made a nose spoiler 7" @ 45deg 3"+inches off ground.
Konis added-FIRM Top speed 101mph passenger wt =260.
Was a fun car to zip around like a madman in. Lucky to be alive from age 17-20. Almost made it in back seat.
Economy is no value for a car in hwy accidents and this would car would fold up on you. It is a dainty car and life is too short.
1971 Datsun 510 sedan in '74 for $1200 (ventura CA)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2008