Added: 25th of August 2020
We have owned the car for just over 3 years. My wife absolutely loves it, and on the odd occasion I drive it, I also really like the car. The positives are as follows: Quality feel. Relatively good fuel economy £30 PA road fund licence Very reliable Minimal cost come service time (Cam belt every 10 years or 150,000 miles). Fuel filters are ridiculously expensive though. Great level of equipment (R design). Look for used buys with the phone connectivity (buttons on the steering wheel) and headlamp washers. Both dealer options. Very comfortable Great looking car. In my view, as good looking as the VW Sirocco, for a lot less money. Decent performance from a 1.6 diesel(Same engine used by BMW in the Mini, Ford, Peugeot etc. Very quiet when running. Bad points: Air con tends to give up the ghost, as the condensers are prone to rotting on the diesels due to the position of the inter-cooler. Once replaced, you need to run the air con most of the time, or the seals dry out and shrink causing a loss of gas. Once working, it's good at keeping you cool. The finish on the wheels isn't great, and the paint tends to allow corrosion after a few winters. Accessing the back seats is a bit of a faff. Alright for kids, but adults of any size are going to struggle. Diesel particulate filter has a finite lifespan due to the system used, and will be costly to replace. Overall, this is a brilliant car. My wife's car has covered 114,000 miles, and I cannot really criticise it. Interior room is poor, but it's not designed as a family car. Aimed squarely at couples, or people who only occasionally use the back seats. Would we buy another? Absolutely, in a heart beat.