I normally own big cars, and as I'm moving further away, a diesel car was needed. Didn't want a big family diesel car, no point, just me on the way to work, so opted for the 205.
The car is very spacious inside considering such a small car. Dash very basic, but all working well, and looks like it'd last a long time.
With the rear seats folded down, there's truck loads of room inside for anything.
Standard stereo is a little lame in quality.
There is a sense of 'flimsy' about the car, but only cause the doors aren't as thick as I'm used to etc.
The 1.8 diesel lump has 59bhp, and I have to admit, I was surprised when I pulled away in it - I accidentally wheel spun!! Wasn't expecting that. It is a very quick little car considering it's diesel. The steering is very direct, not heavy and gives you a feeling of 'nippy' when driving. The brakes aren't amazing, but adequate.
The car returns approx 62mpg and that's mixed motorway and town driving. You can't beat that.
So, in conclusion, as a commuting car, it's cheap, fun to drive, picks up speed well, does 62mpg, comfortable... what else could you want?