Great all rounder
Sometimes hesitated in the cold during winter (-8C).
Bought the car with relatively low miles on it, (av. of under 7000 a year).
I have driven 23000 in the past year, all I have had to do was replace front brake disks and pads, and replace a gearbox oil seal which was leaking when I purchased the car. Passed its MOT without any work whatsoever.
Easy car to work on, cheap to insure and comfortable to drive.
The multi point injection makes it a nippy drive for it only being a 1.4. It will hold its own among other 1.4 hatches like ZR's.
I would recommend the car both in terms of running costs and drive-ability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2004