Why the hell this car has not been accepted? It has at the start still good conditions. This includes a (then still rich) group parent with an approved workshop network. This can not always be claimed from the English roadsters of earlier times, wherein they are likely to be even significantly more susceptible for repairs.
Maybe it's the design, but there also one has already made progress in Germany, although the kick of Italian design is still lacking a little. Even an additional variant is available with the glass hatch, albeit with 1000 € extra cost (including wider tyres) does not come cheap. It exists enough space for the two seats actually and with missing seats for children and the somewhat difficult entry, roadster potential buyers are capable of suffering.
Maybe it's the engine that has in the most powerful version 'only' 60 kW (82 hp). Who wants more must contact the home tuner Brabus, a not very cheap pleasure. Together with the rather stolid automatic switch get out there about 11 seconds to 100 km/h, much for 700 cc + turbo charger, little for such an appearance. And the awareness to use a bonsai roadster to save fuel, at least for the time not yet developed.
Too bad, its variety of options has deserved it. Where can you find already at the request soft-and hardtop in a car? People who wants to take advantage of sunlight, use e.g. with the coupe the electric blind and enduring bad weather the hardtop, also good for the noise. Unfortunately, however, for the final open-top driving are to remove each two side roof edges (figure 5). If you however compare that with the simple fold-down back of the fabric roof of the first Mazda MX5 ...
Not quite cheaply comfortable roadster with not quite adequately power train. Comes to the small height one something unusual brevity. However, its driving safety flawlessly. From rear engine overdriving earlier days it is far away and at least over the options list, the passive accident prevention can fully be completed. Perhaps the non-adjustable steering wheel still deserves criticism. 10/11
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