Your own personal deathtrap on four wheels - fun to drive, and you can be amazed by its performance
Since acquiring the car (formerly business-owned) :
Handbrake cabling of poor quality.
2nd failure of head gasket within 10 months.
Fan cut-out and overheating.
Replacement of fan.
Poor quality shock absorbers.
Sticky doors and squeaky boot door in motion.
Windscreen drainage blockage.
Vehicle catches side-winds.
Handbrake cabling of poor quality - needing regular replacement often requiring gears to prevent rolling.
2nd failure of head gasket within 10 months - currently undergoing cylinder skimming and replacement (£440)
Fan cut-out and overheating due to poorly mounted thermostat.
Replacement of fan motor and housing (£85) due to warped plastic grating sounds.
Replacement of poor quality shock absorbers (£70)
Windscreen drainage blockage - needs regular clearance (common fault), but has now corroded windscreen wiper motors - resulting in constant 'hey hey' sound when in rain.
Vehicle catches sidewinds on motorway -substantially more than other cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th June, 2003