Fun car, but very fragile
When I bought the car, it needed a new motor and new control arm. After I got that done, the turbo blew after couple hundred miles, so I replaced it with the 1st generation Eclipse turbo (which is better than the stock T25 turbo). Within that 3000 miles after that same turbo, I went through 3 more turbos.
There are a lot of aftermarket support for this car, which makes the car more and more fun with more mods.
I also changed the brake pads, which is typical for every car.
The car now has a CEL light for random misfire which is a pain to diagnose. The forum dsmtuners.com can tell you, if you want a fun car and don't mind always having to fix this car, this is for you.
If you want a fun reliable car, this car is NOT for you.
Overall this car is fun if you drive it once or twice, and maybe own it for couple of months. It gets even more fun when you start putting money into it and modifying the car, but the car ends up breaking down and starts having problems here and there...
I would NEVER buy this car again, and I would NEVER recommend this car to anybody.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd March, 2010