Two new tyres due too bad tracking when car was purchased (both were illegal)
New indicator unit.
New rear demister (damaged from previous owner.
Loud tapping on rear offside wheel (six visits to garage to fix)
3 new shock absorbers.
New clutch cable (snapped after two miles driving)
Awkward engagement of reverse gear.
This is my first car which I acquired for £3000 with only 8 thousand miles on the clock.
I was disgusted at the state I received the car in for saying I bought it from a reputable dealer. So far I have owned the car for 9 months and have made 11 trips to the garage, (mainly in the first 3 months) however after all the initial faults were fixed the car settled in nicely.
For a 1.1 engine I am amazed at how quick it was, it is easily equipped for town, country and motorway driving. The standard kit on this car is also very impressive for the price; it comes complete with power steering, alloy wheels, sports seats, electric windows, sun roof and body kit.
One of my main issues with this car is the very poor wet weather handling braking, I have had a fair few near misses which is scary for the amount of time I have been driving the car.
Another issue I had was with the poor service I felt I received at the dealer during the first few months of my driving as they seemed reluctant to help and kept passing me around.
All in all though now the problems have been fixed the car itself has been fantastic and I would recommend it to young drivers mainly due to the sporty appearance at a low cost.