So nearly as much fun as a mini!
New disk brakes 2002 at 100,000 miles.
New battery 2003 at 110,000.
New power steering unit from last MOT.
New Sony in car stereo as old one lost the code for.
This car has been the most reliable and the most fun to drive since my last Mini was.
I will never buy another a petrol engine ever again after driving this car, it's a joy to drive at any speed, handles likn a dream evem with standard suspension setup.
This car is so nearly as much fun to drive as my beloved Mini, and that is saying something I can tell you.
For a diesel it leaves most petrol standing at the lights and with room on the pedal to spare.
Motorway driving is a dream 80mph at 3000 rpm nice and relaxed all round and room to spare will do 110mph at a push, but 80-90 mph keeps the fuel cost down, I get about 50 mpg from normal usage and a little bit of traffic light blasting :o) if you know what I mean.
This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned pass the first MOT I had th car, with flying colours only the power steering was a problem 2nd MOT (200.
My car is in ferrai red, 3 door, but without alloys, but still look better than most new cars I've seen lately. Its still looking good 10 years on and still get people asking me to sell it to them (even on holiday).
If you ever test drive this car you will get a big smile as soon as you turn the key.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2004