A nicely styled, fast and comfortable car
Clutch went recently.
Engine stalling problem. traced to a badly blocked up air filter.
Self induced minor electrical problems.
Very nicely styled, similar to the larger super snipe series cars and the early 60's american saloons.
Fast for its day and handles well, although it does have a fair amount of body roll.
Economy in normal driving is good. 30-32mpg easily attainable in normal driving.
The 6 speed manual/overdrive transmission is *brilliant*. Much more flexible than the 4 or 5 speed manuals found in modern cars. O/D change control is mounted on the column and is self cancelling. Transmission could be made to be 8 ratio with the disconnection of the lock out on 1st and 2nd gears (1 wire).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2002