• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I laugh in the face of people carriers and bland anonymous saloons.

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

    Some think it's cool/fun.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes definitely, because for the money nothing comes close.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Something boring, economical and practical so I can keep my Mazda as a second car.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    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?

    February 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I got an excellent deal. I watched the market for a few months and tried a few cars. I then decided I wanted a Japanese import due to the far better equipment, performance and optional extras.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Bought it after looking long and hard for something fun to drive on a budget.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Compliant, lively and fun to drive. Lots of wind noise at high speeds. Excellent for its intended purpose.

    What's it like to park?

    Power steering, lightweight small car - very easy to park.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    I had the clutch slave cylinder fail which cost £40 to replace (it was the car's original one that was 14 years old). Otherwise just standard service items and consumables.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Largest boot and interior in its class

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Bilstein suspension, short ratio gearbox and TorSen LSD.