Everyone who gets into the car remarks on how comfortable it is, and this is a comment also relayed by strangers!
Its fairly nippy for a 1.1, and the engine has given me no trouble for 10,000 miles.
Could have done with the head rests and a fourth gear, as well as a better heater. Vents in the middle would be nice.
It's a great first car, in terms of reliability, running costs and insurance premiums.
It is an easy car for simple modifications - mine has GT Turbo seats & steering wheel for example.
A mechanic friend of mine also mentioned that it was simple to work on for routine work.
When I bought it, the only real problem was the rusting tailgate. That was replaced and the rest of the car was fine.
I tend to thrash her a bit - 80mph down the bypass with four gears tends to guzzle the gas, and can't do her any good - but she's coped well.