Golf GTi beater
The leather on the drivers seat has worn around the edge.
Paint work costs a fortune.
One of the best cars I have ever had the pleasure to drive.
I first had this car as a company car. I loved it so much, I bought it after the contract expired.
The Mystic Green paint certainly turns heads (Purple/Green flip paint). Hence the cost of any paint work!
The 205/16 alloys hold the road wonderfully except under full throttle from a standing start.
0-60 in about 8 seconds. Not as good as my previous Turbo Impreza, but excellent for a family car.
Running cost are very good. I get an average of 37mpg and that is using the power regularly.
All the electronics you need (apart from Cruse control). Full electric windows, CD multi changer, Electric Sunroof, Air Con, Trip computer and a loud stereo.
Never had any issues with anything on the car. It has always performed well and I have had no faults whatsoever.
I would recommend anyone to buy this car. Especially the UK special edition. Only 300 made and all with the flip paint.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2002