• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    God knows.

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

    They love the looks and pace, not to keen if they're needing a lift and have to sit in the back.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. The whole point of buying a new car is to progress to something newer and different. Nothing against the car, still love it.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Probably a hot hatch. Focus ST,Astra VXR or even the new Ibiza Cupra due out soon.

  • 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?

    February 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a good amount off the price and 12 months tax

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    The looks

    What was the dealer like?

    Very helpful....until he got the money. As much use as a chocolate teapot.The servicing department in Threeways in Abergele, North Wales were usless. Tried to charge me for a number of things that they were meant to of sorted before i took delivery of the car.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Really nice to drive. You can really feel the power kick in once you get past 4,500rpm.Minimal body role and grips nicely, especially on a nice twisty country road. Will keep up with most cars, thrashes your average chav.

    What's it like to park?

    Turning circle of a battleship so a litte difficult to begin with, massive rear windscreen makes up for the tiny rear windows.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    ABS module went after 6 months of buying the car. Could have been expensive, recomend buying a re-conditioned 1

    What's most practical about your car?

    Got to be the size of the boot, could fit a small county in it. Not very good if your over 6 ft though, woudn't recommend anyone but kids in the back.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Got to be the air con and the cruise control.