Daily driver sportscar - an alternative to 911 and NSX
Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far.
I've had it 6 months.
A fantastic looking car, which gets a lot of attention from people wondering what it is.
The automatic gearbox feels badly out of place - it works well enough, but this is a true sportscar with not a lot of refinement, not a long distance cruiser. I would really advise you to go for the manual version and enjoy the car for what it was designed for.
Another disadvantage of the auto is that it comes with the normally-aspirated, rather than twin-turbo version. This makes the engine less noisy, and therefore more refined, but it extends the 0-60 time by 2.5 seconds, and drops the max speed by 25 mph.
You can easily drive this car every day, but bear in mind:
A) Very little ground clearance for any speed ramps on your way to work.
B) Fibreglass body means that side winds can be VERY scary - so not a good long distance car.
The engine is the same V6 fitted to Renaults, Peugeots amd Volvos, and the switchgear I think is Citroen. Anyway, I've had no problem getting people to service it.
Pretty, Fast, Reliable, High Insurance, but pretty good fuel consumption.
Get the manual rather than the auto.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2002