A pleasure to drive
The head gasket went at 105,00 miles, along with the water pump, thermostat and fan switch.
The clutch became very poor at 105,000 miles.
A brake hose needed replacing at 107,000 miles.
The back box started blowing badly just recently (116,000 miles).
The car is very nippy for a 1.0 engine and is perfectly adequate for driving on motorways as it does frequently.
It's a very reliable car and has never let me down either in hot weather or on a cold morning.
The fuel consumption is amazing, perfect for students on a tight budget!
I wouldn't, however, recommend a high mileage car as you do tend to find that even though it is cheaper to buy, you make up the cost through garage services!
Not a bad looking car. I certainly prefer the view from the back although it doesn't look particularly sporty for the townies out there!
A lovely car to drive and has never let me down. Loyal, smart, nippy, compact and good looking. I'd definitely buy another one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2003