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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Sporty but conservative

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

    They love it

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Not sure, think i should have forked out another £2k and bought GTI. Alternatively a Leon FR / Cupra

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Seat Leon

  • 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?

    January 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not especiallly. Had to order factory build as no cars in dealer network. 3 month wait.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Understated yet sporty image, high quality machine

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very good handling with stiff chassis and excellent brakes

    What's it like to park?


  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Minor problem with metallic rattle but sorted under warranty, was incorrectly fitted exhaust heat shield.

    What's most practical about your car?


    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Reverse parking sensors, Ipod dock