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Excellent value for all of the kit that you get on the sport trim - shame the earlier models did not have the Bose system.
Fixed priced servicing is reasonable and I am averaging 35mpg which is great for a 2litre car.
On the road
Good driving position, agile chassis, easy to place where you want it on the road, good grip in the dry and can be flung about quite happily without ending up in the hedgerow!
Can be quick if revved hard and kept in the lower gears. Also very easy to drive slowly too.
Living with it
Had a couple of problems which have been sorted under warranty.
Saloons are not normally UK's favourite choice but I think this looks better than the hatch.
Fairly stiff suspension at low speeds but gets better at speed but that is expected of a sport trim model, fairly quiet and refined at low speeds but can be noisier at higher speeds. Seats supportive over a long period too.
Security and Service
Full Thatcham Cat 1 alarm - but having tested it, it sounds rather feeble!
Service has been excellent - nothing has been too much trouble.
Problems and Ownership
Electrical fault with self levelling xenon lights, annoying clonking noise going round corners which has been explained at being the stability system working, rattle from speakers.
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