I own a 2002 model and in summary what a purchase. It is such a shame they do not make them anymore, but at 110,000 miles I plan to keep mine running until it quits, and then buy another out there somewhere that has been owned with low mileage.
The car itself retailed at close if not more than £20,000, and was made with very light materials to be very fuel economical, which it is.
Both rear seats fold forward and the boot has an extra space underneath the false panel making up for what appeared to be a small boot.
The main cabin is surprisingly spacious, not feeling of being cramped, though only two children car seats can go in the back.
Tax is £30 and insurance is very low too. The power behind the 1.4 is ample because of the light weight body.
Handling is good around corners, with no sense of being about to topple.
I find my car starts each and every time, cold or hot, whatever the weather. The repair history is superb with next to nothing in it's life.
There is no spare wheel though, which is so common these days, so I carry the tyre inflator foam just in case.
Hi - well I think it was a 1.4 we had - and all I can say is what a fantastic little car - very economical would go far on a full tank of petrol. Easy buttons to use - heating and everything else quite straight forward. Great looking dashboard and nice red colour at night when lights on.
The downside for me was how small the boot was - you could hardly fit much in there - it doesn't really have a boot if you ask me! On the whole though, a very comfortable drive for a little run around - feels more than it actually is. Inside the car you would not think you were in such a dinky car - unless you want to put something in the boot - I would sat a great little run around for city use. Cheap on tax, insurance and fuel.