Little Saxo killer! Great stuff!
Alternator at 126000m.
Head gasket blew at 138000.
Drive-shaft needed replacing.
Driver's window motor failed.
Rattles, plastic trim breaking etc...
To be honest it was a great little car. Didn't cost a lot to buy or run, and could easily see off Saxo VTR's and even keep up with 205 GTi's!
Handling was good, although springs are too soft. Grip was good-back end got a little sideways if you were really pressing (landing you in a ditch!)
Probably driver error!
Very easy to work on, eliminates the need for garages really.
Probably the quickest 1.4 hot hatch after the R5 GT Turbo. Insurance was very cheap.
Driving position odd, but you do get used to it, surprisingly good at long journeys, if not a little noisy!
Very good car-get one, or at least have a go in one you'll be surprised!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2002