OK, so this car is a bit more expensive but it's worth it. It feels bigger than it is, drives bigger than it is and is better put together than anything else in it's class, apart from maybe the Polo. Talking of the Polo, if you were to order a comparable model with the same, but less powerful, 1.6 litre diesel engine and similar spec you be paying almost the same amount but without the same fuel economy or the zero rating for road tax. This car is comfortable, I defy anyone to fail to find a comforable driving position. The seats and steering wheel are fully adjustable, so much so that even the tallest driver should fit although that might leave no room in the back for a rear passenger to sit directly behind but that would apply to most cars of this size surely? I'm not a slow driver yet I'm getting an average of 59mpg over the 30,000 miles (one year) I've had it. I drive regularly at motorway speeds and often just tootle along the narrow roads of the Norfolk Coast. I think my motoring is pretty mixed, I'm very happy with the economy. It's well equiped, I bought a standard model with only metalic paint as an option, it offers me everything I need. It's been faultless to drive with even the original front tyres lasting me 25,000 miles and then only £100 each to replace. I usually change my car every twelve months but there's no way I'll be getting rid of this, apart from buying another I wouldn't know where to start, I won't bother, I'm keeping my A1.
Shaun Tate, West Yorkshire, May 24th 2013