Absolutely amazing, buy one - enjoy!
I've put two sets of front tyre's on the car (Yokohama's) in a year and a half, but with over 200bhp going through the front wheels its hardly surprising!
A couple of small oil leaks (superficial).
Power steering fluid leak from pump (£250).
Exhaust - replaced with stainless steel performance item (improved performance and sounds very nice too!).
A truly amazing car! You'll need to spend a lot of money to find something quicker. I've embarrassed some 30 - 40k cars in it, EASILY!
In the year and a half I've owned the car I've only been beaten twice and that was by a Lotus Esprit turbo and a 2003 BMW M3 (on the motorway).
Overall it's a great car - tops out at 150mph, 0-60 in 6 seconds. Very underrated car, quicker than an Escort Cosworth (in a straight line!).
However I do know of a few people who have had problems with them, but I think if you find a good, low mileage example you should be O.K.
Insurance can be a little pricey though group 17, I'm 25, 3 years NCB, clean licence etc, £950 fully comp.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2003