Thrifty but quick
The HDi engine performs very well - it's quiet, economic and torquey. It is the first diesel I have driven that doesn't require the glow plugs to be warmed.
The car handled reasonably well with 5 passengers and lots of luggage, although it wasn't particularly comfortable for those in the back!
The DTurbo is VERY well specified for the price. The fact that it looks like an XSi or even GTi is fantastic, especially as it does around 65mpg.
I had to wait a while for the latest revision, but this one has new designed alloys (gorgeous!) and a slightly quicker engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2001