Rare surprisingly fast beast
Nothing during my ownership.
Top end engine rattle/knocking.
Bad rust on one arch.
Sticky electric windows.
I bought the car cheaply as a stop-gap, but despite the aforementioned common problems it has lasted beyond the stop-gap period.
In terms of performance the car puts a smile on your face and wipes it off others! Very quick, handling good and well mannered round town. The problems I listed haven't affected the performance of the car (comparing it to my girlfriend's 420 Turbo).
Practicality is good for a car with the performance it possesses, cabin and boot room probably no smaller than a Cavalier saloon (I've owned three).
Half leather seats are comfy, but rigid, however this has proved better for my back on longer journeyss.
Petrol consumption accords with your driving, I get 25-35 miles per gallon.
I love the car and hope it lasts a bit longer. If you can find a nice one I would certainly recommend.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th January, 2005