Not bad all round.
Added: 15th of November 2013
For the size of the engine (1100cc), I find the car quite nippy and pretty good on accelerating when overtaking. I find the running costs pretty good for a car that is 13 years old. Economical driving.I get around 50 to 55 mpg. It does not burn any oil or need the water topping up frequently. The comfort zone is my main dislike and for one reason only, that is; It is horrible to drive in urban areas where there are speed humps. Slow, crawling or normal speed it does not take them smoothly. Reliability: I have only recently acquired this motor. I have owned it for about 7 weeks and so far so good.(fingers crossed). The boot is fairly spacious and add to that the hatchback being lowered makes loads of space. Just a little footnote: I am not a boy racer nor an old fogey driving once a week to the shops. I am 62 years old and up until recently I was employed as a bus driver. One of the more recent aspects of the company I worked for was, due to rising fuel prices and cuts in government subsidies for diesel, fuel economy driving. This taught me a lot, not only bus driving but driving my car in the same manner.