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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    economy conscious family motoring

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

    looks good for an estate

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    probably not...too many niggling faults

    What are you likely to buy next?

    would like a Honda...everyone I know doesnt have much bother with them

  • 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?

    December 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    reasonable deal, although it was pre credit crunch so not as good as you would get now

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    thousands of taxi drivers can't be wrong.....or can they?

    What was the dealer like?

    typical dealer....once they've got your money..........

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    solid rather than exciting.well planted on the road

    What's it like to park?

    quite easy really

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    intermittent creak from front suspension-known problem and after three attempts to fix they basically can't cure it...washer hose detached inside vehicle...creaking dashboard-tried to fix but couldn't....all door seals replaced as the doors were creaking-seems to have worked...alarm and window/electric mirror/central locking went haywire-fixed. All the aforementioned have been fixed or attempted to be fixed under warranty with no quibble.

    What's most practical about your car?

    boot and interior space. despite all its faults the economy from the pd engine is absolutely fantastic.never less than 50mpg and have seen 60mpg on a run...great for a car of this size

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?