Great! I found some of the fault list very useful. I've just bought a p-reg coupe - fell in love with the looks and didn't even drive it before parting with my cash!! typical woman.
I have experienced that 'holding back' trick - will try the silicon gel solution asap.
Other than that I am in love with the car and will never sell it! I'd reccommend this coupe to anyone.
Yes lovely stylish cars, just that little bit special. I'm living in kiwiland and have been sorely tempted, BUT I just can't get over how pricey they still are here. In the end I came round to accepting that the Mitsi FTO is probably just as good a prospect, based on looks, and also being as sweet a handler, and on a par performance-wise with the mivec v6 version. Perhaps it doesn't have the outright wallop of a turbo coupe, but these cars are pretty sweet. 8500 rpm anyone?
Similarly Mr Mitsi has a very quick rack, so firing though twisty backroads is an absolute joy - though you don't get quite the feedback (I'm basing this on my ownership of a Tempra), but then only a crazy fool would find the limits of one.
Mine still feels rock solid after 200ks, though this might be the exception as most are probably given a jolly good thrashing. But yes I'd doubt that the Fiat would feel quite as robust given the slightly flimsy feel of its cousin. SO I love Fiats, but to this date, have had to say 'no' based on their price and what you can get for a fraction of the price elsewhere. I just can't get my head around paying 10000 NZ lira for a 10 plus yr old car! That may change when they come down slightly - assuming they're not all clapped out..