Awesome handling, fair reliability, some practicality
Lots of wear and tear.
Poorly-repaired previous accident damage.
Engine needed full overhaul at about 110,000 miles (on the odometer; more likely at least 200,000 miles more than that on the car from other evidence).
Transmission needed full overhaul at about 120,000 miles (indicated).
Fuel injection troubles have plagued the car since shortly after the engine rebuild.
Amazing cornering and handling with the stock suspension. Even better with the small modifications that I have made.
Simple enough to work on yourself, for the most part.
It feels underpowered, but it can still get out of its own way.
Not the most reliable car in the world, but endless fun when you get to some windy twisty roads!
It gets fair to good fuel mileage.
The removable roof panel lets you enjoy topless driving, but is more secure than a canvas roof.
Makes a great little race car with just a few modifications!
Carries a tremendous amount of stuff for how small it is--two trunks really are better than one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2005