I loved owning this car until the known gasket issue caught up with me
Rear bulbs went a few times in the 4 years, but easy to change at £2 per bulb.
Head gasket at 48,000 miles = £500.
Front tyres wore quicker than rear; probably quite normal.
Driver's electric window went at 47,000 miles = £70 parts.
Boot would not open easy with key.
Lost acceleration power temporarily when I after changing down at high revs once, but after taking it slow, it righted itself.
Same BHP as the more expensive MG version.
Drove well through lanes and motorways.
Good style design was first reason why car appealed to me.
Love the cockpit layout / design was why I bought this over a Renault Megane.
Nearly slid when cornering on roundabout in first week, but have cornered great since, so put that down to learning the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th May, 2008