Great car, reliable, good on fuel, good brakes and handling, everything I need
When car was first bought the gear linkage rods were misaligned making 1st gear almost where neutral is and second gear where the handbrake is. my father very knowledgeable with cars managed to fix it easily.
Also when bought the rocket cover gasket had broken and was leaking oil, although this was easily replaced.
Also I developed a power steering fluid leak which meant having a new hose fitted, now no leaks at all.
Car has very good grip, excellent acceleration between 3000-4000rpm although isn't too keen on hills.
Being the first car I purchased and not being a very tall person I do find it difficult to see out the back when reverse parking, hence dent in back...oops.
Engine noise is low on motorways and general comfort is very high.
On the one occasion I did have the experience of being a backseat passenger it did feel very small, lots of leg room and as it is a family car for children in the back it would feel rather safe and the seats are very padded and the back is high.
3rd and 1st gears can be tempramental if not at correct revs.
Don't get me wrong, I love this car, I get approx 36mpg round town and on long journeys have got 53mpg. excellent round town, very responsive, great handling, sweet car.
Only thing I would change is to put air con in as it does act like a greenhouse in the summer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2007