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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Its a nice car but theres better options on the market e.g. a toyota avensis.

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

    Mum hates the fact that the seats are so low.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No would not due to insruance rises and poor fuel economy.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Toyota Yaris 1.4 diesel

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    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 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Nope - paid a little more than I should have because of service history

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Due to their known Reliability etc. Plus they look great

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Its a little slow compared to some cars when setting off, it can also feel very bumpy and long drives can be very uncomfortable due to low seating causing pain in my lower back and knees.

    What's it like to park?

    No problems, Power steering is is very light plus adjustable side mirrors help alot.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Yes the electrics failed after a light bulb change. All my fault should have gone to a garage. Also the Fan belt can be loud when there is a high load on the alternator but if you switch the electrics off the noise disapears which indicates that the fan belt could need changing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    I like the leather seats, Sunroof and aircon. these features add extra luxuries to the car which for a 1997 make was top of the range back then..

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Power Steering