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  • Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Very little.

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

    Seemed to suggest it is ok for the price, fairly clean example looked ok etc.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. Wrought with problems, not good value for money. Mediocre performance.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Have bought a Toyota Corolla (04 Plate)

  • Buying experience

    2 out of 5 2.0

    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?

    September 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    No. Lots of problems with the car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    I needed a new car quickly.

    What was the dealer like?

    Fine, pleasant enough people/business. Not particularly interested in selling the car, as it was the cheapest in the lot by thousands of pounds.

  • Driving it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Ok. Engine size seems fine for the size, and was the smallest, would sit nicely on the motorway. Not the most manoeuverable car on the road though.

    What's it like to park?

    Good visibility forward, not particularly good rear visibility though

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Yes. Leaky Alloys, Head gasket, exhaust backbox (twice), exhaust downpipe, split tubes. Constant overheating. Struggles badly in the winter to start.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fairly comfortable ride. Fairly good consumption on the motorway, although the fuel gauge is a little deceptive being either full, half or empty.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    1.4 Si, so no gadgets or features to speak of.