A very reliable, fun, little sporty car
The air recirculation switch got stuck immediately after I bought the car, a common fault with the 100NX. I didn't consider it a big enough deal to warrant a repair.
The alternator burned out at 100,000 miles due to a small engine coolant leak (coolant leaked inside). Cost ~100 euro to fix.
This is an extremely reliable car.
Mine was relatively well maintained and it works like a Swiss clock. A 100 euro repair in three years is a very good track record. The emissions are better - for an 11 year old car - than many brand new cars.
It's fairly quick, although not a true sports car, and handles very well.
The T-top is well designed and fun to use in the summer. It's also very comfortable for the driver and front passenger, but very cramped in the back.
Since mine is not a Japanese import, the major things missing are the air conditioning and electric windows. Also, ABS would had been very helpful as the brakes are relatively easy to lock.
The only significant design flaw in the car is the relatively poor turning angle, which is unusual for Japanese cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd December, 2003