1969 Austin-Healey SpriteReview
If You Just Want Something To Drive That Drives Amazingly And Nothing Else. — BMC/British Leyland is sorta iffy on build quality later on, but this car is spot on. Very few problems. Performance isn't astronomical but plenty to be fun. Makes driving a pleasure, always. It really is what motoring should be.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: It puts a smile on your
Cons: If you are spoiled and want your comforts.
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