Added: 11th of October 2013
I've had this car for about 3 years now, and mostly it's been very reliable. MOTs have been affordable. Petrol consumption has been been higher than I expected, but then again it's a small engine so it turns faster. Revs therefore generally run higher than my previous car, which had a larger engine. Things like bodywork are a bit plastic, cheap and not very hard-wearing. Odd things have happened to it, like the tailgate door lock seized up for no reason, other than perhaps a bit of light frost. The first thing to go on it was the alternator, which cost me about about £100, which is more than I was happy with. It motors about ok, but is not exactly executive, plus I get the feeling that some drivers of the sportier cars on the road perceive me as fuddy-duddy, judging by their actions. Anyway, that's about it. Be careful of the plastic rear bumper and mudguards when reversing. Plus, parts can be hard to find, as the company was sold off some years back.