Excellent cars, but under-promoted and a little expensive - overshadowed by the inferior VW Beetle
Windscreen wiper/washer switch failed during a wet journey.
Well engineered and well built.
Smooth, but noisy (air cooled) engine being unusually advanced for an economy car with five-bearing crank and overhead camshaft.
Handling excellent, but the rear end does break away in extreme circumstances as with most rear-engine cars.
Much better design than the similar concept (air cooled rear engine, backbone chassis, German made) VW Beetle.
Excellent all-round visibility with wrap-round front and rear screens.
Good gearchange for such a remote linkage.
I also had an NSU 1200TT, which is the same car with a 1200cc twin carb. engine. A real Mini 1275GT eater!
They now make Audi cars !
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2005