A great bargain
Head light bulbs blew at 103000 miles
Driver side window motor failed at 101000 miles (replaced for £180 +labour)
Cigarette Lighter don't work (not bothered about it anyway cause I don't smoke).
Just noticed a new problem, when I am driving too slow in traffic or when the car is stopped and the ignition is on, the temparature goes high above the red-line, but once the car is moving it goes back to normal.(I guess its time to replace the radiator)
Acceleration is good and the car is stable at high speed (and I mean high speed 100+). But too much engine noise and wind noise get into the cabin.
Cabin is nice, roomy and simple. Ride is good and comfortable. Very nice car to drive and to ride in.
Though the insurance is a bit high for me (I am 21 and I know I would get similar quotes for any other 2 litre car) and I get around 23-27 mpg in town and 38+ in motorway, Overall I guess its around 32-37 mpg.
I've owned this car for a year now and I only had to go to the garage once (for the window motor)
Overall the car is very nice, its fast, comfortable and reliable. I enjoy driving it everyday. And considering the price I've paid for it it's a great bargain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th February, 2006