Gutless money drain
Dodgy lights, a consistent problem - gets through a lot of bulbs - intermittent problem proving difficult to fix.
Otherwise 100% reliable.
The original gutless wonder, 6 gear changes every time the road points even slightly up, three down three back up again. It has the acceleration of a dead hippo. Drive it on the motorway or not at all.
The handling is simply outstanding, however. It needs to be believe me.
The worst seats and driving position/pedal location I've ever experienced, despite multi-adjustable driver's seat. My osteopath's bill has increased exponentially.
Depreciation is terrifying - I paid £6000 for this car two years ago, it's now worth £2000. I make that £80 a week depreciation. Buy a VW.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2001