Mechanically crude and poorly built
Replacement cylinder block after 500 miles from new.
Front wheel bearing collapsed.
Brakes grabbing and pulling.
Found that a dent had been repaired prior to delivery.
I bought this car new and I had oil contaminating the cooling water after 200 miles (2 days ownership). The dealer diagnosed a blown cylinder head gasket (!) and I was without the car for a day. After collecting the car, the problem was still there - back to the dealer. This time they said that the cylinder block was faulty and oil was being pumped into the cooling water. This after about 500 miles!Another few days without the car.
Someone pointed out to me that a dent had been repaired on the wing. The dealer denied all knowledge.
A few months later, the front n/s wheel bearing collapsed whilst driving on the motorway. The recovery company dented the bonnet hitching it up.
The car was slow and boring to drive.
I sold the car after 6 months of ownership totally disillusioned with British 'conventional' cars and went back to my third German NSU.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th September, 2005