A flashy piece of junk
Everything you can think of.
Major oil leaks.
Rear wheel hub disintegrated, almost causing wheel to come off car.
Door hinges wore out and had to be replaced.
A glitch in the engine-control module caused the engine to run very erratically on occasion. Turning off the engine and restarting the car usually solved this problem.
Performance was mediocre--very little low-end torque.
A serious case of turbo lag.
The most unreliable car I have ever owned.
The "Handling by Lotus" badges on the fenders impressed the hell out of people, though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd January, 2003