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I bought this car 5 years ago, it was a good price and at the time of buying I was really impressed. It looks nice, although I think it's more suited to females, than males (unless you have the Clio Williams, then that is more masculine!)
Features Central locking Dual airbags Engine Immobiliser Drivers seat height adjuster 3 seatbelts in the back that are all over the shoulder - yes including the middle Isofix child safety mount system Electronic mileage and Oil meter Air conditioning inc recycled air Radio remote control on the steering wheel Cigarette/cigar lighter and ashtray (ashtray can double up as a small storage tray - which I use as) Power assisted steering ABS Electric windows Tool kit with spare wheel
I am happy with my car, haven't had any problems apart from when my electric window wouldn't go up, but it was cheap enough to fix at a local garage. (About £50)
The rearview isn't all that great, as it's smaller, however I think it seemed worse because I traded it for an Escort, who have much larger rear windows.
Getting in and out of the back seats can be a squeeze if you are a larger person or with physical disabilities, go for the 5 door otherwise.
I spent ages one day looking for the hood lever, as I had someone wanting to see what it was like under the bonnet. I eventually found it - on the passengers side near the door. I've only ever seen them on the drivers side, which is why I couldn't find it. It's not a problem now, because I know where it is! But it was embarrasing at the time.
The boot looks small, but it's deceptive, you can actually fit a good amount of stuff in it. My monthly shopping just fitted in the back. But I guess it depends how much you eat! The back seats are really easy to put down, and lift up.
It sounds silly, but one of my fave parts of the car is the interior lighting. There's none of this 'is it on, off or what?' business. The light itself is the switch, and you can't confuse what setting its on. Flat position, is contolled lighting, push the tilt the light forward for permanent on, and back for permanent off. You can tell where it is by looking at it.
The fuel tank holds approximately 11 gallons (50 litres). Now, that means little to me, all I know is I use my car everyday, to go to work or out and about the city of Peterborough. Probably on an average week I do 100 miles, and I usually fill it up 3 to 4 weekly to the brim, at roughly £30.
The front and back sides of the car is made of hard plastic material, so you can't dent it. It will push it, and pop itself out again with no damage, unless you've scratched the paintwork.