2000 TVR Chimaera 4.0 from UK and Ireland


The best boys toy around


Major leak on driver side door seal- foot well carpet drenched every time it rains!

Bits of trim fall off.

Interior door release failed.

Boot release very sticky.

General Comments:

The build quality is quite poor. you can see lots of glue on the carpets and the dash board. It is a fantasticlly designed interior, just a shame that the build makes it look tacky.

When you start the engine however I'd forgive the car anything. This is a rocket ship on wheels. You don't have to race people at traffic lights because you just know that you would destroy them. The sound from the engine is just amazing. I love driving into multi story car parks, everyone stops to see what the noise is.

This performance does come at a price however. You can literally see the fuel gage going down each time you press the throttle.

My previous car was a Lotus Elise. As much as I loved it, it just can't compete with this. This was the only car I could ever imagine replacing it with. I can also now get my golf clubs in the enormous boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003