What does this car say about you?
It says that I like things that are stylish without being ostentatious. It says that I like things that are practical and economical yet fun to own and use.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Lots of positive comments. Nothing negative to date. My mechanic calls it a shed! but he calls every car he works on a shed, so I don't count his opinion.
Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, because it ticks all the right boxes for my motoring requirements, at a price I can afford.
What are you likely to buy next?
I'm not looking that far ahead.
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?
Did you get a good deal and why?
The vehicle.had high mileage, but was in excellent condition. My mechanic was allowed to inspect and test drive the car. All faults found were fixed by the dealer at his expense other than the fitting of a timing belt kit. I purchased the kit which the dealer fitted free of charge. Within the limited warranty period, a fuel delivery fault occurred. This was rectified by the dealer at zero cost.
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It had the specifications that I required and was inexpensive.
What was the dealer like?
Family business. Friendly and accommodating.
What's it like to drive?
It can be sedate and laid back at low revs, or if driven with the turbo in action, it can be lots of fun. The steering is precise and It corners well, with the seats providing good support. It cruises comfortably on motorways with little road noise.
What's it like to park?
All round vision is good, making parking easy.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
The handbrake cable seized. The air con lost pressure. The horn failed.
What's most practical about your car?
Economical, comfortable, good to drive and has versatile load capabilities.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Key-less entry, auto lights and wipers. and electric panoramic sunroof.