A damn fast car for the price (shame about the insurance).
If serviced properly and looked after it can blow away any RS turbo or Golf GTi. Superb performance, I've reached 135mph and can do 0-60 in 7.1 secs (timed by passenger). A little sluggish at low revs but when you hit 4,000 it kicks in like a turbo. Great fun to drive and you can throw it round corners like its tyres are made of glue.
Economy OK for speed at 27mpg (according to computer).
I was lucky enough to pick up a low miler (50k) so no probs as yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 1999