What does this car say about you?
I am a family man who likes a larger vehicle with a bit of style and performance, but not a show off.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I haven't heard any negative comments, the car isn't noisy or problematic so all neighbours are impressed.
Would you buy this car again and why?
For the price I think it was a sound investment and has served me very well, I might look for cheaper running costs in future.
What are you likely to buy next?
I would like a hatchback or saloon with a mid/large engine and a sporty look.
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?
I was able to take the car for a test drive, and also negotiated a discount on the asking price.
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
What was the dealer like?
What's it like to drive?
As expected with cars of this age, it has lost some power and the gear change could be smoother. It isn't the most economical on fuel so running costs are bit of a problem.
What's it like to park?
The steering and turning circle are quite good for a car of its size. Rear view and mirrors are functional for reverse parking.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
I've had to put a new exhaust system on it and also the alternator had to be changed along with the battery.
What's most practical about your car?
Generally, very reliable, spacious and straightforward.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It has a 6 disc cd changer and a large boot. Which have been useful.