Quantum MKII Review

1993 Quantum MKII 1.6 CVH from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 CVH Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance53500 miles
Previous carFord Capri


Keeping the British End Up


New fuse box needed (electrics awful).

All glass needed re-bonding to the GRP body.

General Comments:

A superbly cost effective sports car. As practical as a saloon car (huge boot), but with even better performance than an XR2 (the donor car).

It looks unique and is very cheap to insure. Can do 0-60 in 8secs and about 120mph using the standard 1.6 CVH from an XR2. Owners who have Turbo Charged their cars have claimed 140+mph.

Can be customised very easily. Mine has leather and a whole host of electric's, which when functioning correctly are fantastic!

It's really hard to fault this car in terms of performance. However, you must remember that it is a kit car.. so it takes patience and TLC to run smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review