• Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Nothing much; it's pretty average to look at and there are a lot of them about.

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

    Seems to be popular with women drivers.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably; it's a decent motor, but I would probably go for 5 doors as getting in the back can be a bit awkward.

    What are you likely to buy next?

  • 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?

    January 2000

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes; they ran a special offer on a limited no=umber of 1.4 Sports.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Special offer through a local dealer.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    A decent drive with good handling and ride; the 8v 1.4 was a bit flat though and needed to be worked quite hard.

    What's it like to park?

    Dead easy; power steering with good mirrors and visibility meant no problems.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Never had any problems in the 18 months I had it.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It was pretty comfortable inside, with a decent boot for it's size; I was only getting about 35 mpg on average though.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Handy plastic front wings avoid any expensive parking scrapes.