A joy to drive, lively and fun
I was initially wary about going for an automatic, but my fears proved totally unfounded. The Continuously Variable Transmission is a joy to drive. It is instantly responsive and extremely smooth.
Even in Economy mode, I seldom use any other, the car is very quick and the engine is a great improvement on the 8 valve engine of my previous model.
Fuel economy is excellent 50+ mpg is easily obtainable on a long journey.
Of course it's not perfect road noise is intrusive and the indicator warning is too quiet, so with a noisy cabin a greater problem than it should be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2004