Superb in almost all respects - I bought it from my dad who had owned it since 1,800 miles.
Nothing other than tyres, exhaust and brake pads/discs have needed replacing to date, every other component is original.
Performance, handling, steering and reliability all excellent, also think it looks great in bright red with the spoiler, despite the motoring press criticisms of its dull styling. (96-99 model)
2.0 litre definitely the one to go for, needs revving to get the best from it, but will cruise serenely all day. Fuel economy not spectacular, but acceptable at 33-34mpg. (No wheel spinning with the price of tyres!)
Cam In Head design means no cambelt changes and engine totally smooth & quiet after almost 80K miles.
Very little to criticise - spare parts not cheap although you shouldn't need many.
I'm reminded of how good it is when I drive other cars, drove a Renault Megane Scenic and there's absolutely no comparison.
Would definitely buy another - hopefully replace it with a T or V reg model.