I love this little car
Blown head gasket, warped head, and blown piston rings.
Big end bearing shattered, bent crank shaft, and bad clutch.
Windscreen wipers fail regularly.
Constantly over heating due to the lack of water pump.
Timing belt broke.
Distributor bushes eroded.
Points failed (replaced with electronic ignition).
High fuel consumption.
Iv had a lot go wrong with my 52 side valve. sure It's a beautiful car, it uses a lot of gas, it's slow, and it's genuinely scary when you go around a corner at 45mph.
With a factory top speed of 62mph, mine only does 54mph; it's not a car to keep up with traffic, especially on hills.
You don't buy a car like this if you're going to drive it everyday.
But still, I love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2008