You won't stop wanting to drive it
Battery and alternator needed replacing.
Head gasket blew at 42k before I owned it.
Wheels started to rust, but only £30 each to replace.
Drop links and anti roll bar bushes.
An extremely fun car to own and drive, with a rally honed engine producing 100BHP from just 1.3 litres. This power comes from the standard uprated cam and head, multipoint injection, and tweaked induction. This matched with a lack of sound deadening to save weight equates to a quick car which sounds incredible on induction. It corners flat due to an uprated rear beam, and steering is direct and weighty under cornering. 0-60 is under 9 seconds and the car is only insurance group 9. If I was to find a problem it would be expensive parts because of the car's rarity. The drop links (front suspension) cost three times more than they would for a 1.1 106! Performance air filter is a must!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2003