This is a very small car indeed and the list of plus points to its ownership is fairly brief too. Designed by and for the Japenese it is suited to their market where cars are taxed not at a flat rate but by size of vehicle and engine cubic capacity. Probably ever example you will see on the roads in this country is a accident repair centres courtesy car. Certainly it is cheap to buy, refuel and insure but it is cramped and noisy at any speed achieved outside town. Mainly this is a reult of an three cylinder engine that is unique to this car - take it on the motorway and you will realise why. Switchgear layout is haphazard and reminds one of a imported car from the far east of around ten years ago, the quality of plastic used in the interior trim also reinforces this view. The front seat accomodation is acceptable, though the seats are thin and uncomfortable, and as you go further back space becomes more limited - the boot is tiny. If you live near a dealer, hate parking and never leave town this car may have a purpose, otherwise a second hand Micra would make much more sense. Personally I would avoid a used Cuore too unless you can be sure it has been lent out as a coutersy car - if it has chances are someone will have taken their frustration out on its three cylinders.