• Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That you desire a career in hairdressing.

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

    It is 'cute' but quite noisy to be driven in.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. The interior is too small for someone above six feet. There is nowhere to rest your left foot in the footwell which causes you to inadvertently ride the clutch as you are forced to rest your foot on it. There is no room in the back.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    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?

    June 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Bought the car as a learner's car from a relative.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Quite powerful, pulls well in all gears but feels quite lowly-geared. Struggles at motorway speeds and has to be revved hard at speed. 5th gear is hit often at 30-40mph. Engine is not very refined and the cabin is noisy.

    What's it like to park?

    Quite easy, although the lack of torque makes the engine stall easily and without much warning. The pedals had become stiffer with age, causing the clutch to feel very heavy and the brakes needing to be pushed hard to have effect. The accelerator pedal does not move smoothly so often caused undesired acceleration.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Seems to go through oil quite quickly, engine developed rattle.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Short length makes parking easy.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    6 CD changer is nice. Air conditioning appeared to be powerful in summer months.