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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Someone who likes a great handling, good looking, stylish car but doesn't have to break the bank for it and a child who is growing up and so can climb into the rear themselves so no rear doors needed.

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

    Everyone thinks it's a great looking car and those that have been in it comment that the seats are comfortable and provide lots of support. People like the Pearlescent Grey colour too that has a bronze tinge in the light!

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes I think I would. I would maybe go for the 1.6 Turbo if I bought again though, for that bit of extra acceleration.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I've got no idea. I will decide that when the time comes to reflect my circumstances then!

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2015

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I think so. They are still selling similar aged cars for the price I paid and its 6 months on now.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Very helpful. Didn't try to push me into the sale. Best experience at a Vauxhall Dealer yet.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It's great fun. The car is happiest on a nice winding road where the suspension just lets you take corner after corner and doesn't break its stride. It can be a bit firm on rough or pot-holed roads though.

    What's it like to park?

    Not too bad although rear visibility is rather poor. I would recommend a set of rear parking sensors!

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    When I bought it and got home I noticed one of the rear reflectors was cracked but they changed it no problem. The Flip out Key stopped flipping out so they changed it under warranty. DRL bulb went but bulbs do blow so that's nothing major. Gearbox can be quite notchy especially when it's cold.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Plenty space and storage in it and the boot is surprisingly spacious.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The DAB radio is handy for good quality radio (when it works) and the iPod connectivity. I couldn't believe it didn't have Bluetooth though I did have a sun visor mounted one from previous car so use that. The red 'mood lighting' is a nice touch too!