My timing belt broke due to seized idler pulleys.
Water pump broke (although it was new so it could have been faulty).
These cars are probably the cheapest way to get into a high performance vehicle with this much potential.
Mine broke a timing belt and cost me a lot of money it has not let me down since so I still think they are fairly reliable.
Since I got the car I have added a full 3.75inch N1 clone exhaust, bosh high flow fuel pump, front mount inter-cooler, oversized swirl polished valves and a electronic boost controller which is set from 8psi on low and 14psi on high and the performance gain over stock is incredible.
With race radials on it now does 12.9 quarter mile times which I think is extremely good considering I still have the stock computer (although I have a fuel controller which allows me to richen the fuel mixture up)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2005