I have driven this car for a few days now because my Fabia is getting fixed and overall it is a very good car.
The seats are comfortable and a good height. The car seems well built with decent storage space. It also has come in handy as a van to help a relative move house.
The only downsides is the 1.4 petrol engine. There is not enough power on the motorway but ok in town.
With me being only 5ft3 it is impossible to see any part of the bonnet when you are driving - this may cause problems when parking.
I purchased this Roomster 3 that is shown in the brochure, which has a light interior and comes in metallic blue.
The car has done 1000 miles since we purchased it from new. The handling is very positive and the ride firm. The main gripe was the lack of a head restraint for the rear middle seat, although this is shown in the brochure.
There is a three-point seatbelt for this seat. If it had been pointed out to me at the point of sale that it was an extra I would have argued the point. As a three-point seat belt was fitted, it was an invitation to use the seat. With no head restraint the car is only a four-seater.
i have had my roomster for about 4 months now and its not let me down and doesnt seem like it will do either. the interior is a bit plasticy but it makes up for equipment levels which are very good and all positioned well. driving view is excellent you are a bit higher up than a standard hatchback so views are better and rear passengers are higher up too. the handling can be a bit 'iffy' as you have to take most cornering very slow. the best thing about this car is the fuel consumption. its better than most cars i have driven for a petrol car. at 30mph in 5th gear you will get around 50mpg and even in 5th gear fully loaded it still doesn't struggle to pull. motorway trips are good too around 35/40mpg at 70mph. a full tank costs around £55 and i get about 580 miles depending on what i am doing. if you want a practical car this is the one but don't expect super accerlation. theres no power in 1st 2nd gear.
We bought this car for my wife, four children, dogs and anything else the kids decide to bring along. There is lots of space inside and the glass roof gives a sense of roominess. The boot is big enough and the Music and Clima are great. The cabin quality is rubbish. What on earth has happened here? I owned an old style Fabia for four years and the quality of that cabin was so solid and top rate you would be forgiven for thinking you were in an Audi of sort. The Roomster feels so second rate inside. It has a rubbish plastic quality that's just dreadful. The 1.6 engine is okay if a bit boomy.
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