Awesome go-anywhere go-kart!!!
Synchromesh started to wear on 2nd gear.
Seats too soft for a car with such grip - needed Recaros.
Otherwise, never put a foot wrong.
This car is the best handling small car on the market - I used drive mainly on the twisty, mud covered roads of Mid Wales where the 4WD was used regularly too.
We had stiffened suspension and mud & snow tyres on all wheels, so the grip was incredible in dry and wet.
Performance from the 3 cylinder engine was mighty - enough to see off any Fiesta/Nova/Metro with same engine size, but low gearing helped to protect my licence by making anything over 85mph too noisy!
A bit on the small side, but could take 2 mountain bikes and weekend kit with a squeeze.
Definitely the most fun you'll ever have from a 1.2 - has anyone made a WRX version yet...?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2001