Stunning looking, head turner that is style AND substance!
I've had the car 5500 miles now, and have not had a problem.
Even on rough roads around here, the car drives superbly. The ride is very firm on Sporting springs, but keep the tyres at 34psi front and 37psi rear, and the car rides and handles very well indeed.
Interior trim shows no wear at all and there are no rattles at all.
The stereo with optional subwoofer is incredible, and the built in Blue&Me phone system is very good and works perfectly. My car has the SkyDome glass roof which is well worth it unless you are tall...
The 1.4 16v engine sounds lovely and revvy, very smooth with a very slick 6 speed box. Also, the economy is excellent; I'm averaging 40mpg driving fairly hard. It has loosened up a lot over these few Ks, but it's having a remap to make it even more responsive. This car is perfect around town and cuts it on the motorway too, cruising at just over 3k at 70 ish...
Possibly the best thing about driving it is the brakes; incredibly effective with lovely feel. This car also has the ESP system, which actually works, allowing smooth pull offs on mud etc too.
People will say the electric steering lacks feel, but the Sport version has different steering to the normal cars, and is very feelsome and smooth.
I would highly recommend this car to anyone, it's probably the best looking car in this class, and maybe even one of the best looking cars on the road today!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2007