Got the car home and didn't start it for about 2 days. Came to start it and the battery was flat. Jump started it and the problem persisted. Brought a new battery. Next day, went to go to work and it was flat again. Had the car looked at and couldn't find anything wrong with it.
Then a specialist car electrician found it was linked to the radio. This was sent away and I was told it would be £400 for a standard head unit. I also then had to pay £15.00 for the code to unlock the radio when it was returned.
The exhaust mid section had a large hole in it around 42,000 miles, but this was the original so I can't really complain.
Rear Heater de-mister button fell apart one day in my hand. Cost £3.00 for a new one so not a major problem.
I am having something fixed this week regarding the gear box or drive chain as whenever the wheels are driving it makes a grinding ticking noise.
I think that's about all that has gone wrong. Seems a lot more now that I think about it.
Compared to my Golf (God rest its soul) this car seemed like Brand New. For a 1.4 its fast and handles really well. So far I've had 118mph out of it.
For a Meridian the car has side skirts, a front spoiler and fog lights so once I added some alloy wheels to it and it really looks good.
It has a lot of equipment as well for the money. It cost me just over £5,000 and has 2 airbags, A/C, Electric windows, mirrors etc.
The interior is a little cheap, but it is all color coded and matches well, but the poor build quality gives way to a lot of rattles and niggles.
Overall a nice car, but the poor build quality sometimes lets it down. Despite the few problems it is reliable and looks and runs like new.