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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Didn't buy the usual first car. Wanted a nippy good looking hatcback

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

    They think it looks good for a 99.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Too be honest, no, but who does buy the same car twice?

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Toyota yaris 1.5 VVTI. Always liked these.

  • Buying experience

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I'd say so. £995 for a 99V with a good amount of extras, including CD player, electic windows, ABS, air conditiong.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a reasonably safe hatcback. My budget was £1000, so i had to get the most for my money, i think i did ok.

    What was the dealer like?

    A complete utter joke. Johnstone Car Sales in Scotland. Sells cars with no valet despite saying on the web site that they do. The Megane needed solenoids, but dealer didn't bother doing this, leaving me with the job. The attitude was also ridiculous. He ignored most of my phone calls. In my opinion very poor dealer service - avoid this trader like the plague!

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Responsive willing 1.6 engine. Puts to shame most others in the same class, namely the ford focus. Engine pulls well even in 4th gear. Handling is also good with little roll, and nicely weighted steering. Gearbox is my biggest complaint. While it is smooth enough, the long throw takes away the sporty nature, but it does the job. On the motorway the cars is ticking over at 3,200RPM. 73mph, ok since it's like most small cars, but if you want refinement, then buy a old merc :)

    What's it like to park?

    It could be better. Hard to see out of from the rear..

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    New passenger side ball joint £12

    What's most practical about your car?

    Boot is a good size. Decent legroom in car, although seats aren't very comfy on 30 min drives.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Probably the sunroof.