Engine blew within first two months of ownership.
Snapped front exhaust/engine mount, only from a 'quick takeoff'.
Very difficult to keep the twin carburettor's properly tuned.
Rear parcel shelf screws detached from hatch.
Starting to fall apart with rust everywhere.
Good chassis which could handle more power. Seems to drive better, and steer better than the next model laser (kc).
Seats were comfortable and all controls in good positions.
The factory radio had the volume on the side closest to the driver, a good feature for a right hand drive vehicle.
Easy to drive, handled well, gearbox needed to be worked to keep decent speed on long climbs, or twisting roads. Fuel economy was nothing special, probably due to need to push the car to get the most out of it. Some drivers could probably get better economy, but would not be driving the car to its performance potential.
Overall, wasn't too bad to live with, apart from the engine dying in the first two months.