Had me grinning from ear to ear!
Squeak from driver's seat which could be eliminated by adjusting it.
Driver's seat leather upholstery began to show signs of wear after 18 months.
Buzzing interior rear view mirror. REALLY annoying.
Rattle from dashboard air vents.
Slight chug from engine on cold start accompanied by blue smoke. Apparently characteristic of engine.
G.T. Special Edition has full leather interior, 17inch alloys, stainless steel console and MOMO gearshift. Mine was silver and was a beauty!
Above average performance, 70mph in 2nd gear & over 130mph top speed. Taught handling inspired confidence in my driving, but would terrify my passengers. Rear end sometimes slid out, but was easily caught.
Good equipment, full electric package (including sunroof), air conditioning, CD multi-changer, trip computer etc. but it really could have done with cruise control and traction control. Excellent fuel economy if you behaved yourself (40mpg).
Superbly comfortable for driver & front passenger, rear passenger space adequate. Huge hatchback boot.
I REALLY enjoyed this car, but ultimately it was too easy to cruise at 100mph without realising it. I traded it in for a big diesel 4x4 last year to save my licence.. I really miss it..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2002