The c.o. mixture was found to be too rich, easily solved by a competent mechanic!
Some squeaks from the suspension when the weather's cold.. but this stopped when the car clocked +30,000km.. I think.
Never liked the 4-spoke steering wheel, so I replaced the wheel with a sportier 3-spoke Momo!
The interior is neat but far from plush.. lots of plastic, standard Recaro buckets match well with the car's lines though.
The engine, 4G93.. a tough gem, pulls 7000rpm without problems.
The back-box (muffler) had to be replaced in less than 2 years.
It's a good car, faster than most in its class, in the same mold of the older Ford Laser TX3.
Pretty reliable engine & gearbox. Yes gearbox.. the ratios are my favourite aspect of this car, perfectly sorted to match the engine.
Build quality is average with so much plastic.
Handling is.. acceptable with medium understeer in tight corners. Beware of fish-tailing when braking hard downhill, the rear can bite! This can be lessened with some toe-in at rear.
It's a budget sporty coupe&good bang-for-the-buck. Too bad it's out of production. I'm still keeping it despite many offers.. so I suppose I like it!