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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Nothing I hope, that’s one of the reasons I bought it (instead of an ST etc)

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

    On the outside that don’t have that much to say, the inside they love it and when they have a go in it they just won’t shut up about it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes !

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Previously I have owned 4 x Seat Leon Mk1s and Mk2s all being Cupras and Frs, so after hanging around a Mazda show room while waiting for my Seat to be serviced I had my head turned and I think the Mazda brand has me firmly in its grip. So it looks like it will be Mazda again maybe a Mazda 6 MPS.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    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?

    May 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Ex demo with only 780 miles full Areo kit and metallic paint job all for the price of £14200, I thought it was a bargain.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Stunning performance, subtle styling. (other hot hatches are totally in your face , Yuk)

    What was the dealer like?

    I asked them to be straight with me as I didn’t want to haggle and mess around, so they came straight out with a good price, I shook on it and the deal was done. Total pleasure to do business with.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Easy as pie at low speeds but may slap you across the face when pushing it hard as the wheels can fight for traction even in 3rd gear, but it’s a real buzz, Motor way drive is a real pleasure with comfy seating and positioning.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy with good vision all around, but the Aero kit mirrors at a touch to tiny but no real hassle.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    No but only had it for a couple of weeks

    What's most practical about your car?

    4 x doors with really comfortable seating and positioning, drives nice at low speeds for slow moving traffic its no problem, easy to park and a real nice environment to sit in.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Xenon head lights, I have always been jealous when seeing other top of the range vehicles with those super power full lights.