Most of the early reviews were written on the first cars released which were the M43 8v, So not reflective really of the M44Funny how many reviews say the 1.9 isn't enough yet is the most sold variant. I think it is fine because i favour economy and reliability. Funny that ten years ago I bought a cheap mx5 1.6 and put a TURBO on it from a scrap yard. I used to cane it on and off track. Guess ive calmed in my senior years.