Sporty, quick and affordable, yes it is possible
The plugs gummed up the first week.
It didn't seem to have much power. Then I changed the plugs, the exhaust and the intake, and now it's a different car.
I noticed that the plugs seem to gum up if you don't hit high revs enough. The hotter plugs helped, but more for performance.
I love this car and I am very happy with it. It's a nice looking competetive sports car for a portion of the cost.
The worst is the availability of performance parts. I now have 140kw at the wheels, but it didn't come cheap. The exhaust was a big bonus to sound and power, but cost $1500aus. The intake was $2500aus. A lot of money, but it is an added bonus.
The intake was the best part. Custom designed with 6 independent throttle bodies. It needs another computer which is the expense, for you need to remove the airflow meter and replace it with a manifold pressure sender.
If you are looking at buying one do so as soon as possible. Yes they don't have the best economy, but a few dollars spent and it keeps up with most cars around my area.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2001