Very nippy for engine size and price. Handling beats most rivals, but should have more toys
Fuel gauge started to stick after 5000 miles - new instrument panel fitted at 1st service.
Mysterious white powder started to appear on drivers side door near handle every other day. Dealer polished the trim at 1st service and powder so far has'nt come back.
This car is very quick for a 1.6 (K&N Filter makes a massive difference) as well as the Irmscher Double Exhaust and Spoiler.
Corners beautifully due to sports suspension, although Pirelli P6000's are getting ready for a change soon!
Plain (or dull as most say) but hard wearing interior.
Sxi Package is quite good - electric windows, remote central locking, power steering bla bla bla, but would be nice to have ABS as standard, although the brakes are well balanced and firm.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2004