An excellent first car
The engine is pretty fast for its size, although not quite as fast as the new 1.2 16v Extreme, it's a lot better on insurance.
It's an excellent first car, but not really great for the average boy racer. The cars handling is very suspect at high speeds and the turning is pretty bad for a car of its size.
The exterior looks good for a car of its age, although it's apparently out of date; I prefer the Phase 1 styling to the ugly phase 2 styling and even the new styling. I haven't found a single rust spot on this car yet.
The interior on this car is atrocious. Its bland, it doesn't have all the fancy gizmos the RT has. Other than that it's very comfortable.
Overall it's a great car and fun to drive around, but if its speed your after, you'd be better looking at the higher spec models, as this car isn't very great at anything higher than 80mph, which it shouldn't be doing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2002