A fast, refined hatch, that should not be underestimated!
I can genuinely say I have never had a problem with this car, it has been absolutely perfect since the day I bought it.
When I first got the car my impression was that it was a very refined hot hatch.
The handling is spot on, it seems the more you push the car, the better it responds.
After owning a Clio 1.8 16v I was impressed with the little 1.6's performance, especially when above 4000rpm.
To be fair I didn't find the GTi quite as quick as the Clio to begin with. However, since having a full Peugeot Sport exhaust system, ram-air system, lightened & balance crank/flywheel and sports clutch, I can safely say that Peugeot's little pocket rocket can out-run all varieties of hot hatches and certainly puts a big smile on your face.
It would certainly leave my Clio 16v standing!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2003