Head cracked, hairline fracture causing small amount of coolant loss.
Oil cooler feed pipes rusted away, replaced with good 2nd hand parts.
Now have issues with head lift, after running 25psi of boost at over 150bhp. Oops!
Clutch exploded due to age, combined with a quick launch.
Great car, nice and quick especially with SDI injectors, a stainless steel exhaust system (with no restrictions) and a decat. Boost upped to 25psi from 15 standard adds to the fun, at your own risk!
I dropped the boost back to 19psi, but appears my short run at high boost has caused head lift, meaning coolant keeps boiling up when under high load.
Sticks to the road like **** to a blanket, handling is excellent.
Air conditioning not working, needs a new condenser. Nice and cheap at £40 though, will be done soon.
Currently awaiting a new cylinder head, which will be done soon. Then fitting a hybrid turbo, so I can keep intake temperatures down while running high boost levels.
With all the modifications, it's amazingly easy to fill the road with thick black smog, great if there's an Audi sitting up your bum.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2010