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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    You have made an educated decision and saved a tidy sum over other cars in this class.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They like it, its a well built practicle family car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, maybe the 2.0 model.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Mercedes C200 kompressor coupe (w203).

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchised

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £4,500

    When did you buy the car?

    May 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I was pleased with the deal, a lot of car for the money.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    The car matched my search criteria. I had a budget of £13,000 to buy a petrol, manual saloon car. The UK market is surprisingly short of this type of car.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very nippy. The engine may only produce 96bhp, however the amount torque makes up for this. The car is also comfortable and is effortless to drive. Tends to wheel spin if your a little to hasty off the mark though so you might find yourself going though tyres fast.

    What's it like to park?

    A medium sized family car, so not that easy, however light steering helps.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing so far, its proving to be a very reliable run about.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The boot space is a bonus, although some may argue its not as practical as a hatchback, however your luggage is more secure if the car gets broken into.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The air-con system is very good, and the standard CD player is a nice touch.

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