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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Heart over head. A Golf or Focus is more sensible, but who wants to be sensible all the time?!

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

    Either: A. A fool, or B. An enthusiast.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Sadly not. I loved and hated it in equal measure. So good to drive and look at; so poor to run the thing.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Something with style, dynamics AND reliability!

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Decent deal, including warranty.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted something cheap and sporty; I'd always wanted an Alfa.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great. Fantastic steering, good handling, brilliant engine. Not so great on the motorway, the ride is not that relaxing.

    What's it like to park?

    A doddle.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Needed a new clutch having had the car 6 months ... 6 months later needed £900 of work to pass its MOT. Flaky electrics and build quality.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Didn't buy it for practicality, but could fit 2 child seats in the back and the boot was pretty good.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The engine pulled like a train, far stronger than the official figures suggest ...