It's a fantastic highly underrated car
Bracket for the rear anti-roll bar snapped - replaced under warranty and is a known fault.
External door handle replaced - was becoming more and more difficult to use.
Fantastic car which is very underrated.
Excellent performance which gives many drivers a shock (me included) yet it's still returning more than 40mpg!!
The interior is great, the dashboard is well laid out, if a little basic. Still after nearly 20,000 miles there are no rattles and everything is still working as it should (unlike my previous car!).
The handling is great, it's like driving a mini roller skate, but the grip is compromised by the Bridgestone tyres.
The ride is OK, but can be harsh over bumpy roads, a new set of performance springs should sort that out though.
The auto gearbox is great, the shifts are very smooth between gears and the manual control is very useful. The buttons on the steering wheel are well placed and the response is instant.
The car is very well equipped with Remote Central Locking, Electric Windows all round, Electric Door Mirrors, 4 speaker Radio/CD, Air Conditioning, Panoramic Roof, Alloy Wheels, Body Kit etc. etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th September, 2005