Sexy little hatchback with personality
Engine was replaced at 10,000 miles under previous ownership and still under warranty.
Since then, absolutely nothing other than a new exhaust and the cam belt changed at 50,000 (ie, 40,000 on new engine).
Can sometimes be a bit reluctant to start in the wet.
Mine is a yellow MTV special edition, bit of a girly hairdresser's car, but a real head turner - I have so loved owning and driving it.
Great handling, cornering.
Quick off the blocks and a really nifty little gearbox.
Much more comfortable than you'd expect and the boot, especially with the seats down, is very roomy - I'm a conference organiser and you wouldn't believe some of the loads I've managed to cram in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2004