An under-estimated performance bargain
Clutch judder on drive take-up at 40,000 miles. It just needed lubrication on the splines of the clutch plate.
New input shaft bearing in the gearbox at 75,000 miles. It only cost £28 (it pays greatly if you have the knowledge and don't have to use the dealers!)
This car can keep a wide range of performance sports cars in your rear view mirror.
It handles very well when the original suspension is up-rated with after market items, although it wasn't as bad as some press reviews suggested when standard.
This car will impress most people on looks and performance (if they are not narrow minded about the stereotypical Rover).
It has effortless performance on the motorway, remaining very relaxed and quiet at high speeds.
This car will reach 60 mph in around six seconds and will go to the other side of 150 mph. For the performance of this car, fuel consumption is very good, returning at best, 500 miles per tank (55 litres). That equates to 42 mpg.
This car is very reliable and cheap to maintain as long as the dealers are not used too often. Buy a good condition one and you won't be disappointed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2002