If there was ever an unlucky car, this was it. 8 owners in almost as many years, a repossession, a new engine, and then when I had owned for a month, it was ploughed into by an idiotic boy racer, writing it off (courtesy of being 'not built like they used to' and suffering serious chassis damage at just 50kph).
Great handling for a 4wd, out-handled many sports cars I have driven. K18 engine revvy, but very badly matched to the 1400kg 4wd, nowhere near enough torque, making city driving a pain as I had to change gears all the time. Clutch utterly lame, couldn't handle the full time 4wd and weight of vehicle. I've got a better clutch on my dirt bike.
Adjustable headlights are a great feature that I will look for in the future. Add on spotlights were also great.
Sound system with 6 stack CD and 6 speakers was pretty good at moderate volume.
Seats uncomfortable, fixed by fitting a plank inside the seat as lumbar support.
Wonderful looking vehicle, always getting compliments. Great with the roof down.
Like so many British vehicles (I've had 3 much older ones before it, all 1970s BL jobs), it had many flaws but clever design and tons of character, which combined to make me very sad when it was totaled by some useless japanese rubbish so soon.