Buy this car, it is an old design, but it is so much fun
Apart from a spate of thefts, including wheels, stereo and aerial, nothing particularly has gone wrong with this car.
The speaker trims do rattle, which is probably a lot to do with the loud music they are subject to.
Oh the straps to the luggage cover are really fragile - I'm on my third one.
This car makes driving round town FUN.
At legal and safe speeds you feel as though you are driving in a rally, taking corners with vim and vigor, accelerating away from the lights, all those silly boyish things, without any damage to your license.
You feel everything in the car, the steering, the road, the brakes, everything. It is marvellous.
I regularly drive on motorway and find it totally acceptable, it's not a comfort car, but it makes you concentrate on what you are doing.
One word of caution, invest in small shoes. I'm a size 11 and there ain't much space round the pedals.
I have test driven a new BMW Mini Cooper as I am due to replace the VTR. The mini has nothing on the saxo for drivability, OK, it is built like a brick, but there is no fun. I won't be buying one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2002