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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    A person who likes great value for money. Come on £750 for a dar like this. If it last a year that is £750 fir motoring that is great value for money.

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

    They think it is a bargain.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    A great all rounder, yes would buy another.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    The value for money.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    On reflection this car was extremely good value. £750.00 a real bargain.okay it had done 150k miles now 163k. It is a real devaluation buster, if it lasts a year that is only £750 which is great, if you can tell me any other vehicle with this cars ability that is better value then you will beat me. If it last 2 years that is 375 pay devaluation.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    The size of the boot.

    What was the dealer like?

    Private sale, I am only the 2nd owner too.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It is effortless, I wanted a manual. Once in 5th gear, it is just like an auto no changing needed. Cruise control is great 38mpg too. Okay the gear box is a bit like stirring thick soup. But with such a torquey engine gear changes are rare things.

    What's it like to park?

    It is a long car so expect to be sticking out at times. I blame the car park designers myself, trying to get as many spaces as possible.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing in 8 months. I have driven to to the south of France with 5 on board plus luggage, to Ireland 3 times, numerous trips shopping in Northern France and Belgium. It is just right on every level. The cruise control is great, I even get 38 mpg from a 6 cylinder.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The versatility, the amount of storage available. The ability to eat up the miles on motorways, autobahns etc.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The sunroof, very nostalgic, far better that aircon.