An acquired taste
A funky little car that takes a little getting used to.
The Sensodrive transmission is a little strange. It needs to be kept in mind that this is basically a manual gearbox equipped with electrically controlled shift and clutch mechanisms, rather than a conventional automatic gearbox. This means that power to the engine is cut while the mechanism declutches and changes gear, causing a marked lurching sensation.
Despite the 1600 cc 16 valve engine capable of 110 BHP, my previous car, a 1100 cc Fiat Punto with exzctly half the power output, felt faster.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2006