This is my first car - I've had it since last April, and so far I have found it to be exellent.
It is entertaining to drive, and the little 1.0-litre engine feels alot faster than it is, with the best performance coming after 4000rpm.
In terms of fuel consumption, I get 400 miles out of a tank of fuel before I need to stop at a petrol station.
Although it is louder than most cars at high speed, I still find it enjoyable, but it can sometimes struggle along on the motorway, and there is a tiny rattle at high speeds.
However, I have no problem with the driving position or the pedals, which you can easily get used to after a few days of driving.
Power steering would be nice, as would anti-lock brakes. Otherwise, I would say my first car couldn't have been better, and I will certainly think about buying another one.
I think this car is brilliant!!! (Although I have recently replaced the front brakes).
It drives nice and the small cabin area is perfect because I am only a little one!
It is cheap to run and insure. Over all very nice. x
This car is a natty little runabout. Would pass the 'Ronseal test'. Handles well, engine is sound and more powerful than it suggests. Cabin needs some rethinking!
Pros: Cheap to run with sunroof, elec windows, audio equipment and immobiliser as standard. Excellent economy both on normal roads and motorways. Reliable. Boot space is better than most cars of its class. Remote central locking.
Cons: Very, very noisy at medium revs and speeds so I hope you like your music loud! Driving position is awful if you're tall or have big feet (like I do size 12) and it's all to easy to be breaking and accelerating at once.
In general this is an ok car, especially for the money!
I purchased the East Coast special edition new in November 1999. The only problem I have had with it has been the brakes, which have never been great. I have had it in to numerous garages, who have tested them and tweaked them and they say they are the best they will get.
Apart from brakes, it has been an excellent runner. It came complete with a CD player, a funky gear knob and door buttons, and each seatbelt is a different colour. It also has a sunroof, which has only been open on about four occasions!
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…