• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Unique, picking this car over the usual Fiesta or VW Polo.

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

    It's a cute-looking car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Although it is good to use around town, is extremely reliable and looks unique, I would much rather buy something with a slightly bigger engine to use for the commuting.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not sure

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2000

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Bought the car just as it came onto the market and the prices hadn't yet come down.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a cheap new car to use for the short drive to work, liked the look of it and at insurance group 3 with a 1.0l engine, It is very cheap to run.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Driving around town is fine and with the little 1 litre engine in this little car is fairly fun to nip around in. Despite our one not having power steering, on the move there is a good amount of feedback in the steering, however if you push it, it does understeer fairly easily. On the motorway the cabin is filled with noise of the wind/road and engine at 70mph and struggles to reach 90. Although it is manageable, This isn't the best car to do long journeys in, inless you stay away from the motorways.

    What's it like to park?

    Power steering wasn't an option when it was bought so parking takes longer and can be quite tiring. It is however a very small car with good visiblity, and therefore parking it in small spaces is very simple.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing, For 9 years. It has never let us down, except for when the battery needed changing in 2008.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Economical around town.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Well... There isn't much.