If you are considering a small hot hatch, don't ignore this little gem
Main problem was snapped cambelt at 80K, which led to £700 engine work (given the mileage and no service history with the car, I probably should have known better!).
No other major problems, although parts are expensive in the UK and often available only through a dealer.
Interior looked as new even after 100K.
Terrific fun car - great round corners and felt much faster than it was. I can't understand why these didn't sell better when new. My only gripe was no central locking, but I thought the car looked great. With hindsight, I would have gone for a newer 1.8 GTi (which replaced the 1.6) so I could have beaten the Golf and Peugeot GTis a bit more convincingly!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2001