I've only owned the car (a Japanese import) 10 months to date & I have had no trouble other than a small water leak into the boot & an annoying roof rattle. Both easily cured by myself.
Generally a very nice small car. The performance is excellent as you would expect from 160hp in a small 2 seater. Handling is very good but the ride is a bit too firm for comfort & the car is a bit noisy at speed due to the high revving engine (red lined at 8,200rpm). The targa top is easily removed & stowed in the boot making it a brilliant car for summer. The boot, even with the roof in, is quite large (except electric roof models) making it a very usable small car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 1999