Cheap to run, great performance!
Nothing major, normal wear and tear... New cam-belts, gaskets, bearings, etc.
Fantastic little car!
Cheap to maintain, if you are a dab hand at engineering (or own a Haynes manual!) it is very easy to work on.
Easy on fuel, I get about 37mpg round town, got over 47mpg down the motorway (no joke I calculated it!)
Starts first time, pulls away from most other small cars (even modern ones), fantastic performance in such a small car, funny when people underestimate it and then get burnt of by it!
Fairly comfortable for an older car.
Handling is OK, but as stock tends to roll, and if pushed to the limits, the back end loses grip with no warning and you spin.
Only negative is that chavs like it, security issue.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th May, 2005