Bad news for wallets, but retro cool to the max!
Parcel shelf hinges - pinged when I loaded the boot to the top the first time.
Roof leaks intermittently; some days when it hammers it down, no leak. Other days it trickles rain and it drips like a Macdonald's burger does with grease.
Rust is appearing faster in places, since the roads have been salted.
Generally quick, closer to the ground than most average road cars so you get that ass on the floor, go-cart, go-faster feeling.
The fuel consumption is terrible, must be about 18-22mpg, but I do rev it quite high when the engine has heated up. Even so, there are much more powerful engines that are similar in fuel economy. Eventually tops out at around 125mph - praise the M6 toll!
The simple fact of the matter is that this car is one of the most unique standard cars you will see on the road. You may think it looks ugly, in which case I suggest looking at another smaller retro car like the Toyota Paseo (No T-bar top though). There are only a few thousand left in working order, so it may become a retro classic. It rusts in places, the roof may leak, but when the sun is shining, you've got the roof down and people stop to ask you what car it is, it's sure to make you smile.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2006