• Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I dread to think. Old f**t probably.

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

    My workmates when I turned up in it: "What have you brought THAT for?!" "Why did you sell the Micra?".

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. Running costs (tax / fuel) too much.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I pick up an 03 plate Clio tomorrow!

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Reasonable price given it's a rare model.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a cheap 4x4 with potential to use as a day camper.

    What was the dealer like?

    Straightforward, decent.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    NOISY!! Chugga, chugga, chugga. You can't hear yourself think over the engine. Weird 'whine' from the transmission / engine note. Seats very big and supportive over a long drive, especially if you have a big a**e like me. FUEL: On a long motorway drive, the best MPG I could average was 45mpg. Around town / mixed drive, no more than 40mpg.

    What's it like to park?

    Rear visibility is okayish; fits fairly well into a standard space; not too wide.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Haven't had it long, but no, not yet.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The sliding side door- very good. The four 'flight lockers' in the rear. High driving position.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The 'mantlepiece' shelf over the drivers head at the top of the windscreen; useful for dumping odds and ends.