The best hot hatch for power/
The right front wheel bearings went at 69,000 miles.
The battery was replaced in 2001.
Faulty oil gauge readout.
I firstly looked at purchasing a 19 16v, but in the end I went for the Clio, which in my view is the better of the two.
After driving a 1.3 309, I was amazed at the performance of this little car, its simply amazing. Even with a full car load of people its very quick!
It handles very well, although it can be twitchy in the wet, you can judge when the front-end will start slipping and make adjustments. It's a good drivers car, you can sense what is going on throughout the car while driving.
This car will out perform nearly anything out there short of Porches etc, a superbly fast car that is quite happy round town too.
So far no real expenses, but I am past the limit for the cam-belt to be replaced, so will have to watch out for it as it's a very big job if it goes!
Anyone who is looking to buy one, do it, it will beat all those Gt i's out there, it's a superb little car with great looks and performance, I love mine! Also, not too many on the road so quite unique.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2003