Very cheap, unexpectedly fun
The factory 4 speed blew apart (my fault)
General age problems (e.g rust)
Started to use a bit of oil.
Definitely a Japanese Mini, but far better than a mini.
The 1.2 is surprisingly quick and the whole car took a good thrashing with only a gearbox eventually giving up.
Handled really well, never managed to spin it out with oversteer.
Interior was a bit lacking as with most car of its time, not exactly inviting on a cold morning.
Parts are really cheap.
Never had an engine problem that a tune up didn't fix.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2001