So, the engine revs. I did a bit of research and found out that the Throttle Position Sensor needs replacing. So that was replaced, which made no difference. OK, time for a new Idle Air Control valve - once again, no difference. So the Oxygen Sensor was replaced - no difference! This did need doing anyway as we found out after the problem was fixed.
So, just as I was gearing up to spend £400 quid on a new Engine Management Computer, my mechanic had another look in the pedal box - some ****ing tw*t had pulled out the clutch position switch. Not just taken the switch out of the circuit, otherwise it would have shown up on the fault finding computer - actually ripped the switch out of where it sits and shoved it up under the dash. I must add that he had checked this before, but because he could not even see the switch he thought the car did not have one - some do, some don't, apparently.
So as far as the car was concerned I was changing gear without using the clutch, so it didn't drop the revs quick enough.
Anyway, apart from that, a cracker, really. Always starts first time, and hasn't used a drop of oil (At under 27000 miles I should hope not!)
This car is surprisingly quick when you want it to be though, but you have to give it some stick. And it struggles a lot more going up hills than I thought a 1.3i would.
Reasonably economical to run.
Seats can make your back ache after a while, but this could be due to my not setting them up properly or the seats being a bad design.
Not much legroom in the back - but its not a four person car really. It can manage it, and as long as the front people aren't too greedy with their legroom it should be OK.
The handling of this car is amazing considering I have done nothing to the suspension etc, its all standard, but it sticks to the road like anything.
Nothing else to say really! Any comments, questions or advice email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.