Reliable, fun, budget sports car
Replaced the engine twice with an imported second hand unit from Japan.
The first engine was replaced because I was young & stupid & treated the car as a race car.
The second replacement was done because it started to give off puffs of smoke from time to time so I poured in some wynn's no smoke into the oil, this resulted in to much oil pressure & blew the engine.
The only problem I had was the engine stalling & was discovered (after a lot of frustration) to be the ballast resistor.
Cam shaft belt was replace in the last engine due to it being perished.
Split & slight drop in foam on drivers seat.
Second gear was hard to engage gear when cold, but was fine when warmed up. (common problem I am told)
I owned the car for 14 years & found it reliable & fun to drive.
The only modifications I had done was the fitting of extractors, a 2" sports exhaust system & KYB Gas shocks all round. This was topped of with a set of 13" mag wheels with 185x60 profile tires.
This car was easy to balance on cornering & felt very stable at high speed & under brakes.
I regret the day I sold this car & get a smile on my face when I see one on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2003