Faster than an MG Midget, but not as good overall
Fuel consumption very good, but servicing and parts costs are VERY High.
Some parts cost more than my Range Rover and need to be shipped from Japan as they are never in stock).
Significant rust after 5 years.
Engine needed rebuild at 100,000miles, and still burning oil.
Owned from new, and despite size, my only car for six years.
Great fun for whizzing around London, very rapid acceleration up to 40mph.
Lack of leg room and small fuel tank makes long distance motoring a pain.
Handling is very good, but not exceptional in the dry.
In the wet, the car becomes almost uncontrollable on sharp bends over 50mph and would be dangerous for a novice driver.
Tail very prone to drift on wet roads.
Once spun it on a wet supermarket car park at around 25mph.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2006