The car has excellent road holding abilities and good drive out of corners.
The engine revs very freely and the car is surprisingly quick if you keep the revs going.
Torque is just great and it pulls from 40kph in 5th gear on the flat!
The gearbox is not a slick change, for instance moving from 3rd to 2nd often baulks. The other gears are fine as long as you take your time. The gearbox is better than a few months ago and hopefully will free up some more.
When changing down, the engine actually revs up a few hundred revs as you declutch which initially made it difficult to do smooth gear changes. I have got used to it, but would prefer the engine not to do that.
Everything is to hand from the driver's point of view with a good range of adjustment on the steering wheel.
The big gripes are lack of rear head restraints which is really bad, and the lack of an optional factory fitted tilt and slide sunroof.