Definatly a drivers car!
Suspension made a squeaking noise at around 30000 miles, but was fixed easily and took only 5 minutes to repair.
Front fog light blew.
An amazing and highly underrated car, which looks great and drives very well.
For a 1.6 it accelerates away very quickly and have impressed friends with its speed who own much more acclaimed sports cars.
Looks great especially from the front, due to fog lights the car is much lower from the front, which enhances its appeal. This was not present on later models.
Fuel consumption is good and if looked after will continue to run like new.
The handling is a little under steered through high speed corners, but invites you to throw the car about and accelerate hard out of corners.
Very practical car with a huge boot and ample room in the rear.
This car has given me immense pleasure and drives like a dream with very few faults (touch wood) and is good for a family man, businessman and driving enthusiast.
You will love this car, but get one with full service history.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2002