Fun to drive
Power would drop notably with A/C on.
I drove this car for 8 months in 2000 and have been very happy. Although the quality of the dashboard and the interior in general was only average, the body seemed well-built and solid to me. Seats were to small and soft and quality of the carpets, as with all the italian cars I've owned, disappointing. I would recommend looking for one that comes with sports seats.
The engine is at its best above 4000 rpm, that is, on motorways. Consumption was relatively high, usually over 10l/100km. Steering and gearshift smooth and precise. The trunk is small compared to other cars of the same class (Golf, Astra, etc.)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2006