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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

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

    Everyone admires it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I am toying with the idea of buying a facelifted 156 jtd 16v or a 147.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Can't decide.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    December 2003

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I got a fair deal including a part exchange on my old car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great fun to drive fast, especially on B roads. Steering has lots of feel, engine smooth and characterful. Not so good in the suburbs; crashes over potholes and speed humps; poor initial acceleration, but once it gets going then effortlessly overtakes.

    What's it like to park?

    Curved sides make lining it up difficult.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The airflow meter needed replacing, it has had new suspension arms on front suspension and one side of rear, a new gearbox, new alternator, battery, the air-con doesn't work, the rear parcel shelf was broken from day one, the switch for the n/side front window is broken on driver's side, engine mount fractured and radiator corroded.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Adequate space for such a good looking car.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?