Bought this to replace a smaller supermini, but mainly because I wanted an auto.
This was a great little car, which had a very grown up feel about it; it felt bigger than it actually was.
Good stuff first --
Good boot size, which managed to fit our boxer dog in fine, and roomy interior with a good driving position and very comfy seats. Found the ride great, really absorbed bumps well on the twisty back roads I take to work, and as it had the 6-speed auto, it turned over at low revs when cruising, so was pretty refined. Build was good, apart from the annoying rattle mentioned above, and performance was OK, especially when kicking down to overtake.
One area it was great in for a supermini was spec -- electric windows and mirrors, climate control, iPod compatible stereo, cruise control, trip computer, rear parking sensors, 16" alloys, not many have much more than that!
Bad points --
Never got the mpg I expected, 34 being the average, though I did drive it hard, and the cornering reminded me of old Citroens (I had a BX once); too much roll and an uncertain feel on the limit, though it did have ESP.
Not overly keen on the looks front, OK from the front, but a bit dumpy at the rear, and the auto box was always too keen to kick down a gear, even without being in sport mode. Gotta say as well, the engine made a right racket when revved hard, it's an older design as I understand it. And why is it always old people you see driving these things?
Anyway, overall left more of a positive impression than not, and only went to get a 4x4 for the crap winter we had!