Simply The Best Hot Hatch - Drive One!
What can I say? Great, Fantastic, the 'must-have' hot hatch of all time! This was my first and only 'real hot hatch', it never failed to put a smile on my face. Amazing corning abilities, quick in a straight line as well. Build quality not the best, but overall driving experience makes up for that. Can still today beat many of the so called modern 'hot hatches'. Considering the age and mileage it was also very reliable, with very little rust. Since owning the Pug I have owned, Corsa SRI, Golf GTI and now a 2002 Astra SRI, none of which even come slightly close to the excitement of the PUG.
If you ever get the chance to purchase a mint low milleage cared for example, DO IT! Life too short not to!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2003