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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Interesting choice of first car so probably a little odd.

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

    Love it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No but only because I want something more rugged.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Land Rover Discovery

  • 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?

    August 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Deal included full service, new MOT, timing belt, years tax and full valet so wasn't too bad.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Pleasant to deal with and managed to get a reasonable deal for the area and price.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Lots of body roll but very easy to drive and refined. Can be a bit sluggish in 4th and 5th gears and likes being revved in the lower gears to get the most from it, but is surprisingly gutsy for an 8v 1.6.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy to park and fits into some incredibly tiny spaces if need be.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Both drive shafts failed at 45k, sunroof only opens when it feels like, air recirculation broke.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Holds 5 easily for day trips and has good luggage space for camping equipment and holidays.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Air con.