Added: 13th of July 2017
We bought the car new in December 2009 as a replacement for my wife's ageing Ford Fiesta on the Government's "scrappage" scheme. It's a nice little car for what it is, small and manoeuvrable with a surprising amount of space for its diminutive size. Performance is also what you's expect from a 900cc, 50bhp normally aspirated engine. No air conditioning, manual windows, no remote central locking, and hard plastic dashboard mean its no luxury car, but for a second car / local runabout it fits the bill. Then at the end of 2013 the engine warning light started coming on. We took it back to the dealer who changed the ignition pack, ignition leads and spark plugs. Drove it away and the warning light came on within 20 miles. Back to the dealer and they changed another engine management component. Two days later the warning light was back on. Back to the dealer. They did a compression test. Low compression on two of its three cylinders. They opened up the engine to discover 4 of the 6 exhaust valves and valve seats were badly burned. New cylinder head and valves, thankfully under warranty. 2014, rattle from front of car. Front wishbones shot. £450 to fix. Fast forward to 2015. Engine warning light comes on again. Fearing the worst took it to a local garage (local dealer had gone bust) and asked them to check compression. Low compression on 1 and 2 again. Quoted £1500 to fix (new head needed AGAIN). Car worth less than that so went to scrap heap at 5 years old with only 25,000 on the clock.