Had this car for 4 months now, it's actually a 2001 1.6 GSI auto. First thing I noticed was the high fuel consumption, normal for an automatic I'm told. Car tax is also pricey at £205 a year. Plus points-it has been reliable and the standard equipment is good (full electrics, leather seats, ABS, etc). It drives quite well around town but is noisy as motorway speeds. The suspension is quite firm which can make the car rattle on uneven roads. Overall, I'm pleased with the car for everyday use about town, but would get something else for long motorwy driving.
michael jones, December 30th 2007