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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It says I'm a sensible Dad, who likes a drive and good economy.

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

    They think its good, but its now time for a change.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I would but not as a diesel. I have a friend who owns a garage that specialises in de-cokes and they're making lots of money! Golf GTi here I come.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Golf GTi. Its smaller than the BMW, but my three kids now all have their own vehicles. Petrol is best, Revs are good!!!

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

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    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I didn't get the deal of the century but I got a discount for not having a PX.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    I'd just had my Audi Avant written off by white van man (Actually he was really nice about it).

    What was the dealer like?

    Black Horse Car Sales Oldbury were excellent. I have used them before and would use them again.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Rear wheel drive, pin sharp steering, excellent brakes and its ok in the snow (Honest!).

    What's it like to park?

    Fine. Rear parking aid is a great help, and it has a good turning circle too.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    It's always had something wrong with it. Turbo went (Big Bill). Radio plays up. My daughters Citroen C2 has a better CD player. Needs a de-coke.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It does a bit of everything: Dynamic drive, roomy for me, my family and Terrier; has a sporty feel too.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Air con is excellent and has never let me down. Ice Cold and de mists in seconds.