Great big small car making great value for money
Climate control wasn't working due to clog in motor not connected.
Soft windscreen suffering 3 big chip only after 8900 miles.
Bonnet dents easily if pushed shut.
This car was very cheap to buy when new as dealer was offering Digital climate control/Air con and electric sunroof for free on top of the already impressive spec, electric front windows, alloys, CD stereo with 6 speakers (sounds great!), trip computer, Front fogs, electric heated mirrors, remote Central locking, the list goes on and on all this for £8695.
The car is very roomy both in the front and rear, I'm 5ft 11 and I find it good.
Very comfortable sporty seats hold you in very and drives very smooth and easily.
Insurance is good, it's in my 21 year old girlfriends name and costs £600 fully comp.
The 1.2 16v engine is quite punchy from 0-60 but a bit gutless 50-70mph and I've has 107mph flat out from it.
Mine is in Pearl Black Met. and looks lovery when clean, but get dirty quicky and then looks crappy!.
Car also has automatic windscreen wipes and headlights that are a cool feature.
One small nag is the boot, it's not very big, but the rear seats do fold down flat, but there is a really agnoring high plastic step between the boot and rear seats that stop things sitting flat in the boot.
All in all of nearly 9000 miles and 1 year of ownership I have been very happy with the car and recommend it to any one, but as with all new cars, shop around for the best deal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2005