An excellent all round performer
No major problems with the car, rear window demister did not work and the car was delivered with a couple of scratches. All sorted out with out any fuss, Major headache was the price drop 2 weeks after I bought it.
The main I enjoy about this car is the amount of torque it delivers at such low R.P.M, the turbo cuts in at 1800 R.P.M and this almost eliminates all turbo lag and combined with the traction control it makes for a get away from the lights that will leave most cars at the line.
Still this cars is about the all round package, not only is it fast you can push it hard through almost any corner and you will come out the other side with a grin on your face, especially when you look in the mirror and that V.W Golf that was right on your bumper is now nowhere to be seen.
If you get a chance take a Ibiza Cupra for a drive I found it to be even more fun, but not that practical.
I cannot wait for the four motion version to come out, I think I will be on the list to buy one.
I am also very interested in getting a body kit fitted on my car, does anybody know a UK source for these parts?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2001