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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I'm an independently minded young lady who doesn't follow the herd with a taste for Swedish style.

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

    They say it is a very smooth ride and feel safe and comfortable in it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Definitely - although I would prefer the Twin turbo Aero version. Mostly as it is well engineered, but its comfort and safety also win me over!

    What are you likely to buy next?

    The Aero !

  • 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?

    November 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes - I think so , 3 years old, 125 000 miles and 3 year warranty . Car loaded with extra's !

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Strong, safe, quick and stylish . And low insurance for teenagers !

    What was the dealer like?

    Fine - Very professional - specialised in selling X lease cars.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very nippy and sure footed. Handling on it it great and it is extremely comfortable.

    What's it like to park?

    Not as hard as some would think - as my first car I have got used to the size and don't really think about parking now !

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Had to replace glow plug and sort out. Swirl flap failed - requiring new inlet manifold.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The back space once folded seats down although it quite a narrow car - great for driving round town.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Electric and heated seats ! Cruise control The glove box that turns into a fridge. Parking sensors are really useful. The fact I can plug my Ipod in, there's an Aux. socket. And the Bluetooth to connect my phone - works fantastically.