Pollen filter needed replacement after 6 months due to foul smells in the cabin.
Standard alloy wheels virtually welded themselves stuck to the wheel hubs when I came to rotate the tyres at 10,000 miles.. you have been warned!
Gearbox makes a knocking sound in 1st and 2nd - not serious.
Engine occasionally revs rise after the gas pedal has been released - intermittent fault.
Rust appearing on edge of doors.
Air con makes the engine jerky and it looses loads of power but is invaluable in traffic.
Very surprising speed can be maintained on open roads and little is lost around corners - this car thrives on momentum. Wonderful responsive and communicative steering - cornering and manoeuvring is a pleasure. Comfy and airy cabin with lovely details like the air vents and door trim.
Fuel economy I find is very poor - averaging about 24 miles to the gallon (with air con on).
I love the looks.
Niggles - Annoying intermittent wiper stalk position, no boot lock or light, no remote locking. And changing headlamp bulbs is.. painful and frustrating!