A car that grows on you, and that you grow to love!
Lots of leaks here and there. Needed to read up on it to fix myself. Not a big deal. Had some rust ahead of the rear wheels. Seems like a common problem. Had it welded whilst it was in for a service. I did think it would be cheaper to repair/ service, guess it's been a while since I've been driving.
It had one owner before me since new, and was due for a new cambelt.
Spent around £800 on it since having it nearly a year, on that one service.
What a wonderful car. I remember seeing them when I was younger, and I guess they made an impression. It's a little different owning one though, it seems to grow on you.
It's beautiful to drive, might be a bit hard riding for some, and boy is it low, even as a standard car. I don't think I would have considered having it lowered or getting bigger wheels/ thinner tyres. It's been very economical too for my short trips to and from work etc.
Such a pleasure to cruise around in when the sun is shining and having the roof off. It does have the scuttle shake on country lanes, which is quite infuriating. However, just around town or smooth roads, it's not too noisy in the cabin. The rear electric window makes it feel like a full convertible, and protected and private at the same time.
The interior is basic, but feels very well built and a whole lot better than lots of modern hatchbacks! If Honda still made these cars, I would buy one new!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th December, 2009