The drawback in the production, however, were the somewhat clonky
sets like the staircases-on-wheels that proved a trifle primitive or even sophomoric in the light of new-fangled ideas and technology.
The forward foot controls work with the typical Harley clonky
six-speed gearchange; cruiser enthusiasts love a good old clonk.
Bushes on track rod end of the steering rack can fail, making the suspension clonky
and the steering feel sloppy.
AGAINST: Despite latest improvements gear-change still a bit clonky
and transmission whines At present fuel prices it would take about 37,000 miles to recover the pounds ISO cost of the LPG con version.
Even the clutch is light and the gearbox not too clonky
The six-speed manual transmission sometimes feels a little clonky
, and the car I drove had a few small build quality faults on it.
The cars are a treat to drive, handle superbly and are cheap to maintain, but watch out for clonky
suspension and smoky diesels, particularly on the high mileage examples.