• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Doesn't care about image, but likes a bit of fun.

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

    Friends laugh at it, the family love it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, it's got personality by the bucket load and I love that people look at it and think urgh, because they haven't got a clue. If they drove it they'd change there mind.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not sure. Fancy a type r or renaultsport clio. But need something cheaper to run.

  • Buying experience

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    November 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not brilliant, but it was the car I wanted.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Need a replacement quick and wanted something cheap to run and a little bit quick.

    What was the dealer like?

    Useless, I ended up having to threaten court proceedings to get some money back, as the car had a number of faults that in my opinion had not been highlighted.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Engine is brilliant. Got factory fitted Kent cams in, so is a little bit dead below 3000rpm, but after that it's a little rocket ship. Chassis isn't great, needs stiffening up and the wheel track is quite narrow, still it's fun to drive but no match for a proper hot hatch. But I get to hoon around listening to it rev to 7500rpm and I still seem to get 40 mpg.

    What's it like to park?

    A breeze, very small footprint and reversing sensors.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Front brakes seized, springs and shockers were tired and needed replacing, top mount bearing had given up, front wheels were buckled.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fits 4 people and a large dog in. Not bad for a little car.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Electric folding wing mirrors.