• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I put function above form

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

    My wife was not pleased I bought it until she drove it. Most people do not give it a second glance until I pulls away from them, which suits me fine.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, but would consider a newer model and would check for water ingress before buying.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Proche boxter (for my 50th!)

  • 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?

    September 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not too happy with the part exchange value, but wanted the car so accepted it.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Because I wanted something which was economical to run, whilst still being comfortable, fast and fun to drive. I also thought it looked great in black!

    What was the dealer like?

    Ok, but became more difficult when I had problems with water ingress into the car. They did eventually agree to sort the problem

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Faster than I expected, pulls in all gears including sixth. Good handling but you have to be a little careful in the wet

    What's it like to park?

    A little difficult as the boot is a little shorter than it appears so you end up with more space that you need to the car behind.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Water ingress through rear doors

    What's most practical about your car?

    Huge boot and economy

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Climate control, just set the temp and forget about it.