The handling of the VTS has got to be one of the strongest points of this car. The only car I've been in that matches it is my friend's BMW 3 Series Sport. The cornering speeds you can get up to are amazing. One word of warning, don't lift off in a bend or the back steps out of line. If this does happen though it is beautifully controlable (unlike my friend's BMW!).
Performance is very strong, second gear will see you to 60mph, I've unoffically timed the sprint to 60 at just 6.9 seconds. Realistically though you are looking at the early 7's. 5th gear is very low meaning that you can reach the max of 127mph very quickly but it also means that the car is noisy at motorway speeds.
The interior of my car is rank, nasty material. The latest models are much better.
It's not particularly economical, but of course it depends on how you drive it. Insurance is pretty bad, group 14. Age 25, living in the Southeast of England you are looking at £700 fully comp for 2000/2001.
Looks great though, girls love it!