Great performer with a low price
Offside balljoint and pinion bearing in the gearbox.
I LOVE this car! So far I haven't done any upgrades on her, but I plan to!
Handling is a dream, acceleration is what I would call pretty fast and she LOOKS good too!
I was a bit annoyed when my first service came up and they had to replace the balljoint, brake discs and pads (although the brakes were more wear and tear anyway) and then I was also rather annoyed when I was forced to get the whole gearbox reconditioned, but so far she's not let me down and hasn't once refused to get me from A to B.
Petrol consumption does seem to be rather high though. I've discovered it doesn't matter how I drive, the same amount of fuel is guzzled. I can get about 300 miles to a tank of petrol which at the time of writing (18 September 2000) costs me about £35. Not the most fuel efficient car you'll agree, but I still wouldn't trade her for the world!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2000