An attractive oddball that's faster than it looks
Ignition cylinder replaced twice. Receiver in sliding roof window mechanism replaced. Both under warranty. Rear wheel alignment is out and can only be fixed with after-market part.
Strong handling, Honda engine and distinct styling make this an attractive package that stands out from the crowd.
However, road noise is high and the quirky controls--designed evidently to be different rather than useful--take quite a while to learn. The on-demand AWD isn't much use in everyday driving; the lag leaves the slightly aggressive driver chirping the 18-inch low profile tires on starts and corners. But, at least, you'll be doing it from some of the more comfortable seats around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2007