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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It says that i am a family guy, who wants to look good on the road.

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

    They think that the car looks good, yet they say that it is a slow accelerator, and poor on hills.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, because the reliability and build quality is a major concern.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    A Vauxhall Meriva

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2004

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, because i complained about their breakdown in communications, and so the manager knocked a decent amount off the price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Loads of room, decent sized boot, very good looks

    What was the dealer like?

    Very bad, they failed to phone me to confirm that the car had arrived at the dealership.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It lacks torque when going up inclines and hills, and the gear change leaves a lot to be desired. The seats give you back ache after 1 hour's driving, yet it is quite fast on the open road.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy enough.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Yes, the E.C.U. and onboard computer has been replaced after it malfunctioned, the brake calliper (offside front) has been replaced, and the clutch is currently making a loud clicking noise.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The ease of entry, fuel economy, and leg/headroom

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Traction Control