WHAT IS IT?
It's a small hatchback from Proton that was designed to take on cars like the old Ford Ka. It's cheap but it feels it - with a poor quality interior and low budget feel. On the plus side, however, it comes with lots of kit, reasonable interior room and it drives well.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Price (new) - £7,995
Model - 1.2 Style 5d
Can I get a discount? - Prices are relatively low for a car with so much equipment but demand isn't high for Protons, meaning you should be able to swing a decent discount.
Rating - Two and a half stars
Equipment - ABS, alarm, body coloured bumpers, CD player, front airbags, air-con, alloy wheels, front electric windows, front fog lights, parking sensors, folding rear seats, PAS, remote central locking
Performance - Top speed of 99mph, 0-60mph in 13.5s, 49mpg
Running costs - The Savvy falls into insurance group three, meaning it costs more than the others. Servicing intervals are wide, at 12,000 miles, and a three-year/60,000 mile warranty for the car comes as standard - while the engine and gearbox are covered for six years/100,000 miles. Tax is £110 a year.
Verdict - It's a cheap car and it feels it, although an acceptable drive and peppy engine compensate for these failings to some degree. Competitors offer a better overall package but the Savvy does come with lots of kit.