Best value for price for a European sports car
-Water reservoir tank needed replacing.
-All seals and gaskets needed changing.
-Suspension had to be adjusted.
-Some rust areas had to be treated behind the wheel wells- actually the rust was cut out and bodywork done to correct the problem.
- The interior console panel (wood) was cracked. I had to replace this with a black leather one to avoid the problem again.
The vehicle was purchased for under $8000.CAD. I knew that I would have to invest in it's maintenance and care from the start though so the mechanical bills did not catch me off guard.
Overall the vehicle is an attention getter. Clean lines, classic look, and sporty at the same time. No regrets. In total it has cost me about $4500 to date and perhaps another $2000 -2500.00 to go, but there is no way that I could get the treatment from hotel valets and looks of admiration in club line-ups if I had purchased a new $20,000.00 or $30,000 car off a show room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2002