What hasn't gone wrong???
The French are truly dismal at putting cars together, and what's more, everything on the car is screwed on with torx head bolts...AAARRRGGGHHH!
Head gasket has been replaced TWICE.
Coolant leaks are a constant problem... the engine goes through core plugs like there is no tomorrow.
They eat front wheel bearings.
The phase 1 leaks water down the plug holes when it rains (through the bonnet scoop)
Anti-lock brake lights come on and go off as it pleases.
Had a new gearbox.
Two new front struts (leakage)
Water pump broke.
Oil Pump Broke.
Central locking works as it pleases.
Don't believe the oil level indicator... It just guesses.
You name it... I have replaced it... Reckon in the four and a half years I have owned it I could've built a brand new one from the spares.
If you are thinking of buying one make sure it is dirt cheap. In all honesty if you have the space you would be wise to buy one to drive and buy a cheap donor car to nick bits off when they break... and they will, believe me.
To sum up, I still love the car... I like the shape... I like the handling and the speed (Supposed to be the French Cosworth...don't believe it... Mr Ford kicks Mr Renaults ass. They are nippy... not Cossie quick or even close to it). It's a genuine shame that the reliability is so poor. Every time I spend a load more fixing it I want to keep it to get my monies worth from the repair, but then something else expensive decides to break soon after. I am fed up listening to all the noises the engine makes deciding what piece I think is gonna be next to go. It's gotta go... had enough...Utter French rubbish... Do not by one... (unless it's mine that's now for sale)