Well what can you say, this person obviously feels very let down by the VTR. I myself have had two VTR's and have had nothing but a grin on my face for the last three years. The cars handling; excellent, and with the addition of a 35mm drop, even better. As for speeds in excess of 85 MPH, even though you shouldn't, the car handles in my opinion better due to the increased downforce.
The performance; Okay, it's not an M3, but it is only a 1.6 8v normally aspirated engine. Its mid-range punch leaves other cars of a similar size standing, and again with the inclusion of an after-market induction kit even more power can be released.
Yes the gears are a little short, but if you use the revs, I've had 30, 60, 85 MPH, in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears. Without the rev limiter, thrashing the car you may say, but I say 'the engine loves to be revved'.
Driving position; what can I say, it's a small car, I am by no means a small person and although lightly cramped on long journeys, I feel there is adequate room provided for the average person.
In conclusion I would have to say that with well over 500,000 Saxo owners out there, most of whom are happy, it stands to reason that there is going to be the odd person to car mismatch, I just hope that doubling your fuel economy, insurance and cost, give you the driving experience you are looking for.
I own an Aston Martin Vanquish which does 190mph and 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. It's a great car and obviously the VTR is not as good as it, but I bought my daughter a VTR last year and have driven it. It is a great car and fairly nippy, and it has had no problems.
I beg to differ on the Aston Martin comment, no not really. People you are nit picking. See the wee lever on the bottom of the mirror it tilts it down. Trivia!