Fantastic styling for the money, looks like a 25k car and attracts a lot more attention than a Puma.
Fully independent suspension and Porsche tuned chassis make this the best handling car I've ever driven. No body roll whatsoever.
Acceleration is fairly sluggish but pulls well in 5th, marred by a heavy body, the 2.0 isn't that much quicker but this car is more about style and individuality than it is about performance.
Gearing is too short at 20.5mph/1000rpm, but the 16 valve engine is keen and smooth at high revs so cruising isn't a problem. Too much road noise for this class of car.
Power steering is heavily weighted and gives good feel round corners. Limitless grip from 205/15 Michelins.
Very solid feel to bodywork and switchgear. Very low sporty driving position.
Rear seats useless if you are over 5.6, but if that matters to you, go and buy a Vectra!
Looks its best in silver, blue or black. Looks dreadful in light green. Aircon, alloys and metallic essential.