When I first got the car all was fine. The body work was nice and shiny and polished well. Under the bonnet most of the metal I could see was all rusting away. Recently the rust has been has been flaking off when I shut the bonnet.
When I pull the leaver to open the bonnet it doesn't jump up like it used to do, I think the springs are worn or rusty so I have to lift it up instead and then press the leaver.
The bulbs that illuminate the central console unit no longer work so can only see about 10% of the controls in the dark. Changing the bulbs isn't easy as I cannot remove the central air-vents to get to the screws behind.
The steering wheel is out of rotational alignment.
The seat belts don't roll back like they used to.
Condensation/misting doesn't clear even after using the heater/fan on high settings. The air flow cannot be directed completely to the side windows because of limits on the side airvents control.
Cannot seem to get rid of the mayonnaise build up in the rocker cover, not easy to take off either.
Car seems to jump forward as I put into gear with a thud.
Always starts in the morning, reliable.
Damn cheap to run. I can get about 300 miles on a long run with a full tank and about 130 miles on short journeys with a full tank.
Fits nicely into small parking spaces. Easier to control because it's a smaller car.
Interior is okay, not much room in the back though especially if you've got long legs. Nice headroom.