Good little first car
Brake shoes in the rear slipped the pads.
Rear windscreen wiper needed replacing.
Consumables like bulbs (especially the rear number plate).
I bought this car for my step daughter as her first car.
I bought it in the UK, and drove it back to County Cork, and it did not miss a beat.
As a first car, I think it's a very good one. For us it has been used as a mix of the step daughter's personal storage device on wheels, and as the second family car.
I think it's quite nippy as a 1.4, seems to be good on the road, and quite economical as a whole.
I found the 600 mile drive from the UK to Ireland was OK, but not that comfortable compared to my SAAB. As it's the GLX, the seats are a wee bit more padded. They do have a habit of attracting dust, but then again it is run by a 19 year old, so keeping it clean is not the top of her priorities (like filling the tank with petrol :0) ).
Servicing and parts are cheap enough, as they are plentiful! Home service is easy enough as long as your hands are not too big.
It's not a Bentley, just a basic car. As with all vehicles, if you have well maintained example and keep up the maintenance, it will do you proud.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2013