Biggest problem was the vacuum system. Had this 6 ball contraption attached to the underside of the hood. Leaked - expensive to replace.
Interior fit and finish.
Window cranks and sun roof cranks hard to use. Needed replacement.
Cloth seats couldn't take the wear.
Other than that, no problems with this car. Loved it, I wish I still had it.
Great road feel. Super quick considering the engine size. Handled like a dream.
I think I put them in my negative comments, but this car was quick and handled like a dream. I was young and used to race through the canyons of LA, and could keep up with a Porsche as long as the road didn't have long straightaways.
With the exception of manual steering, I would love to drive it again. Unfortunately I totaled it. Got a Honda and hated it. I have a new GTI now, but will always miss this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th April, 2012