Good car, with early fuel injection issues
Cold start issues.
Won't start from cold until you've nearly worn the whole battery out. Then starts semi-idling on 2 cylinders for a bit until it kicks into life. Then it's fine.
New fuel tank; I damaged the old one.
New exhaust, they go eventually...
Cam belt and water pump, I decided to change it just in case.
The car is good, tough and reliable. Fuel injection systems of those years are poor, and so I have been troubled by this cold start issue for about 1.5 years now. Taken it to a mechanic and they just look at you blankly.
The car somehow manages to do 100mph, however it does feel like flying with Ryanair. Its bike thick wheels means you have to make sure you enter any wet corner pretty slowly if you want to go round.
4 gears is a bit annoying; I am sure a 5th would have worked fine, but 2nd is good for around 45mph.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2007