Modern classic GT on a budget
Added: 15th of February 2020
I bought my C30 1.6S as a stop gap when I returned to the UK from living expat and was looking for a cheapish runabout; I'd always liked the look of the C30 and thought it would be a good for a year. Five years later (with the car approaching 13 years old) I have no intention of letting it go - it is too good a car and offers me what I need, very comfortable cruising on A roads and motorways, with a big car feel in a Focus sized package. As it is a Focus platform vehicle, maintenance/repair costs are reasonable. it doesn't like steep hills and a 1.6 engine isn't going to give lightning fast acceleration, but it will easily cruise at the national speed limit all day and return 36mpg. It isn't a family car, but it's great for what I need.