A great looker and performer, but look out for depreciation
A number of rattles and creaks developed within the first year, but these are trivial and have not got worse since. Electric front windows seem to let air noise in too at high speeds.
The 1.4 16v engine is a real performer, doing 0-60mph in just under 10 seconds, and yet this car fits into a really low insurance class. The 3 door model has better styling than the 5 door (in my opinion). Plenty of boot space, but not much real passenger room. Frightening depreciation from new - suggest buying on the continent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2000