Clutch had to be replaced at 36,600 miles - this cost 1400.
Water Pump leaks need to be replaced at 45000
Drive Axel seal leaks need to be replaced at 45000
Fuel Injection was done at 36,000 per Dealer.
I don't know why the clutch went out so early and naturally it is not under warranty. I don't know if FI was necessary as the manual does not indicate. Also do not know why the water pump leaks at what seems to be low mileage. I don't know enough about cars to determine if this is normal.
I don't race in this car enough to know how awesome the ride is. The car does have a safety mechanism that pulls or yanks you back to reality if you try to floor it. When I first purchased and was not familiar with the handling, you can feel the speed and power of the car nervously. However you get in control within a day.
The back seating may appear small but it really is not. I am able to drive around adults in the back. Although the illusion of it being small gets you out of being a taxi service. My Mother is short but round and fits fine. My Dad is average height, but thin and fits fine but prefers the front. My brother is either 6 or 6-1 and just fits. Probably anyone over will not fit as their head will hit the ceiling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2008