Seems quite unreliable to say I have only had the car a few weeks, but these are really just niggling, easily corrected faults, apart from the power steering which is worrying.
Supremely refined car, very quiet at all speeds and has great engine not if pushed hard. Performance no more than adequate below 3500rpm, but after that there is a surge of acceleration which belies the engines small size. Pulls like a train in 5th.
Wonderful handling and steering, very quick turn-in, this is at the expense of ride quality which is rock-hard. Some would find it jarring, but it is at least well-damped.
Interior plastics very hard and cheap, all in all not very well put together. Trim quality seems great however. The seats are in perfect condition and they seem comfortable on short journey, but I think they look that last tenth of support on longer ones. However the car easily redeems itself by having the most roomy interior of any car in its class, before and since. Easily as roomy, if not more roomy than a Mondeo.