Economical and reliable, but noisy, slow, and can't be very safe
This is the by far the smallest car I have even driven. It is no bigger than a Smart.
Considering it only has a 505cc engine acceleration isn't bad on a level surface, perhaps as it is so light (under 400kg!), but it really struggles up hills. It also won't do more than 50mph so don't even think about taking one on the motorway. It is only really suitable to use in towns and small villages like the one I live in.
I get 55mpg out of it, and it is capable of 65mpg on a long run.
It is very maneuverable, and will turn on a dime.
The dealer (Hatch Motors of Sway, Hampshire), is friendly and helpful.
On the negative side, I wouldn't fancy my chances in an accident. It is an extremely small car and feels flimsy. It is certainly not a very safe car.
With only two seats it is impractical.
It is also very, very noisy!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th October, 2003