Ok this car is never going to win awards for high tech interior gadgetry and the softest, soft touch materials but what its rear wheel drive 2.0 litre boxer engine producing 197bhp will do, is put a foolish smile on your face. To a petrolhead that’s worth so much more than a 9 inch all singing all dancing heads up LCD display, any day of the week.
Driving the six speed manual version of the 86 does not detract from the sheer delight this car can give with its eager acceleration and tendency to go sideways at the drop of a hat!
The handling is precise and tight, the ride is stiff and its ability to make a corner 100 times more fun makes the low price (from 95,000-/dhs) even more appealing.
Auto Trader dares anyone to test drive it and not like it...unless you own a Ferrari that is!
By Emily Paton