Efficient, and superb to own and drive
Internal heater valve stuck and casing disintegrated, so leaking water.
Accelerator cable stuck.
Rear suspension shocks and bushes.
Rusty wheel arches - the only really way to repair is to have a professional weld (£300/arch).
The car is very agile and great fun to drive, as it is so responsive, and you feel connected to the road.
Engine is very willing and smooth, with good pulling power at low revs, and economy for the power.
Gearbox shift is a dream.
Front seats are very comfortable.
I have a 1.7 with the Lux pack and metallic paint. Much more reliable and economical than my previous 1997 model, which started to burn oil at 70K.
Very good driving experience - great balance, feel and good road holding/ride combination. Seems very well mechanically designed for a small car, and you do feel that 'feline prowess' shining through - quite an experience.
Not for petrol heads, and no need to mod in any way.
For keeps, once you are at one with the cat!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2012