Good value to be able to transport four in the sun.
Insurance is fairly high but the engine's economical.
On the road
Holds the road well and is fun, but body rolls and there's scuttle shake.
Surprisingly nippy, the engine's a joy to rev.
Living with it
Replaced head gasket, gearbox and others - this car had been thrashed and unloved. Had to spend some on getting it fit!
More class than an Escort/Astra/Golf but still hints of hairdresser and old man, if that's possible!
Supportive seats (with lumbar adjustment), went to Italy and back without much pain. Electric roof useful.
Security and Service
Alarm & immobiliser. But put valuables in the boot, not on show under a soft top.
Derby Luffield Rover were fine.
Problems and Ownership
Needed head gasket, HT leads & coil.
Hood leaked. Alloys corroded and leaked air so needed the sealing area recoating.
Did you buy the car new?
Would you buy the same model again?
Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?