I required a complete new exhaust system from the down pipe at only 3000 miles.
The splash guards in the front wheel arches are constantly falling out.
The trim on the drivers door came away as did other panels.
I have had three gear boxes supplied under warranty and the fault is still present they just can't get it right.
The interior rattles like mad.
The spoiler always comes loose.
The spare wheel carrier always drops off at the worst time (like on the motorway).
It keeps blowing the drivers side headlight bulb, I'm on the 11th bulb now.
In the cold it misfires and once there was even petrol coming from the exhaust manifold (but this only happened the once).
Otherwise no problems at all.
Overall for the first year I was chuffed to pieces with the car, I was only 18 and it was brilliant, but I've found out the hard way that these cars are not built to last.
There is no way I would recommend owning one after the warranty period.
But if you want a cheap, nippy car that pulls the ladies then why not eh!
23rd Aug 2002, 08:48
Update. The alternator packed up on 18000 miles, but was replaced under warranty though. Also paint seems to be flaking from the front bumper of my Saxo. I'll have to get that looked at when I can be arsed.