Nippy but gearbox is iffy
Added: 15th of November 2013
A 1.6 VTR engine in such a small car is definitely nippy, it doesn't feel sluggish at all. However, the semi automatic gearbox does mean there is a delay from putting your foot down to actually getting moving. Setting off from junctions when moving can also be frustrating as the gears clunk until it decides which the best gear for setting off is. It's fine going from stopped, but if you crawl up and then set off it does seem to get confused. Plenty of room inside and 2 good sized seats in the rear. The boot is surprisingly accommodating, as it's so tall. I've managed to get a wheelchair in there, and masses of large shopping bags (on separate occasions). The engine vibrates a wee bit when idling, but i suspect that is a fault with my particular car that i need to have investigated rather than a train of all C2s. The semi automatic is a nice touch so you can shift up or down manually to overide the auto, which is particularly useful when going downhill as it keeps it in a low gear for ages to control the speed, but it revs so highly! All in all, a nice little car.