The Spark has proven to be quite good quality though. The handle bar thing was a blip in the beginning, but it seems that everything is turning out well now.That's why I like old toys at times, they're tried and true unlike some of these new toys that are at times questionable.
I'm not sure about that. Mine has a bad oil leak. After 2 weeks and 10 hours, I noticed it. Sure, they are fixing it, but come on, a rear shaft seal leak? I'm guessing that it was built poorly and nobody noticed.
Well said: only time will tell. A quick search of the Spark forums reveals that I'm not the only one with trouble (steering column recalls for one). Most people don't have trouble and that is a good thing!!! After my problem gets cleared up, I'll be OK (law of averages). As an engineer, I wonder how this one got by them. Curious is all. Perhaps they don't run and leak test an engine after its built. Perhaps it isn't cost effective to do that.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting my Spark back. They are a lot of fun!