I have got Ford Puma Black in for a couple of months from a trade.
Basically throughout these months, I have to say this is a very good car to drive.
Well done handing, superb gear box and excellent steering. You feel stable when swtching lanes in high speed and run well in either town or motorways.
Not super fast in straight line, but stays good in bends keeping the car steady and well speed.
Electrical gearbox certainly helps and change gear from one to another never be easier. My girlfriend loves this car all because of the gearbox and the clutch.
Engine doesn't sound out loud comparing with other sport coupe, but certainly a very stylish sound.
Interior is not so good, but the side feels comfortable. Easy control and sport dials, but looks poor for the price of the car.
Front seats are bit higher than they should for a sport car and guess it might be the reason explaining there are so many female Puma drivers on the road. I am 6 foot and find it's bit hard to squeeze into the car, but once you are in, you feel OK. One more thing is that if you set the driver seat to the lowest position, you will soon realize it would be bit hard to push down the clutch due to the design of the seat. It goes bit upward close to your knee. But when you set it higher for a taller driver, people might find it a bit pressure well closing to the roof and the front window.
Boot space is fine, but it doesn't open till the top mechanically and not close smoothly when you push down. Even worse design than Ford Ka. The rear seat need to push forward for a bigger boot require. 1 piece design is very silly and I would prefer 2 pieces saying you can fit more stuff and fit 2 adults and one child. Certainly a more clever idea!
Overall, I would have to admit you cannot find a better car for sub £12K.
It well controls, fast and certainly the most practical small sport coupe in the world now. Where can you find a small coupe can really fit 4 adults in the car for short ride!! (I do say short ride!!!)
It certainly the best you can get if you can afford to damage to the pain, and bit more expensive insurance than it should be considering its speed!