Cheap, low insurance, quick, handles, GTi performance
Head gasket, failed valve seal, new exhaust, lots of oil leaks from sump and oil temp sensor, clutch, blocked carb, snapped speedo cable.
For the money this car is great. 1.4 twin choke TU3S engine, 0-60 approx 9.5, top speed 118mph. Best first car ever!
Handles well. Doesn't like any more than 15" rims put on it, as they rub!
Performs so much better with an induction kit; they smooth the flat spots.
Beats all your lil' Novas, XR2s, Saxo VTRs.
Nice interior, pin strip with red stripes on the trim. Very similar to the GTI.
They with stand rust very well, so avoid XSs with rust!
Look after your engine, and it will look after you!!
Recommended for a first time buyer!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2003