Nice looking small car
Paint of the metal inside the car is not protected and scratches easily... I was polishing the scratches out and realised that the paint just rubs off! Going to get the dealer to sort it out.
When I collected the car, there was a small stain on the passenger seat, which the dealer agreed to clean, and the wheels were not balanced. I took the car back to the dealer, however they failed to clean the stain, and also the steering wheel still vibrates. Dealer agreed to have another look, and will provide a courtesy car while my car is getting looked at.
Apart from those problems, nothing has gone wrong... Wheel balance and stain on the seat is probably the dealer's fault, as the car was supposed to go through pre-delivery inspection before I was given the keys. But the paint problem in the boot is a Chevrolet fault. I will look into getting this resolved.
The car is comfortable, and performance is quite reasonable out of such a small engine. I mainly drive it on motorways, and it drives pretty well with plenty of power for overtaking; I rarely have to shift down. I think it's actually slightly quicker than my old car.
It is taller than my old car, and you can definitely feel the wind when overtaking big trucks or buses. The seats are quite good... It took me a while to get used to the super light clutch.
Mine is the LT model, so has all the extras and blue interior trim, which looks pretty cool. I had a look at lower spec models, and they are not as nice. If you are looking into buying one of those, I suggest to go for the LT as it has the sporty bumpers and alloy wheels, and better interior, plus all the extra toys for not a lot more. I managed to get more than £2000 off the list price by negotiating with the salesman.
Official average MPG should be 55, mine does is only 45-47 at the moment, but hopefully this will improve in the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2011