Diesels are slow? Think again
Didn't pass emissions test on its MOT because the car isn't trashed enough as there's no need to, but a quick spray of 10k boost and a blast around the block sorted it.
0-60 in 10 and in gear times to scare a Cosworth, what more can I say? Know someone who thinks diesels are slow and noisy? One go in this will change their mind!
The turbo really cuts in at 4000 RPM so just don't be leaning forward trying to get your fags from the dash because you'll get thrown right back. Think I'm joking? Everyone does, but I'm not. I used to think that diesels were slugs and our 405 and 406 diesels did nothing to change my mind, but this car changed everything. 104 HP and 177 lb ft of torque compared with say the 306's 90 HP and 155 lb ft of torque, what do you expect?
Inside the leather seats are comfortable and supportive, there's plenty of wood and chrome and this gives a feel of luxury and sportiness. The stereo is way above standard and everything has a classy feel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2001