A comfortable ride and drive, you sit quite high and therefore visibility is good. Although the car is small, the boot is surprisingly big and can in fact fit a pushchair in. The Amica is clearly not meant for a growing family because as my little grows into a 2 year old, getting her into the rear car seat without banging her head on the roof can prove to be a bit of a challenge. I purchased this with a 5 year warranty and apart from needing to have the air conditioning gas refilled due to a leak once or twice, I've never had any reason to book it in, other than for its regular servicing. This car also has handy little drawers underneath the front seats. Ideal for storing sat navs and such like. Another feature I like about this car is that headrests don't dig into the back of your head at an awkward when you're driving.
After looking at several similar cars and the prices, my wife decided to go for the Amica and bought one new in June 2000. Fantastic is how I would describe it. Economic, It seems to float for ages on a full tank of petrol when in the same time my sons Metro and My Proton have made two calls to fill up. Getting in and out is a dream with its high position seating, you just turn and sort of walk out of it, no more prising, struggling and heaving yourself about. Comfort is ok but don't expect smooth rides over bumps, after all it isn't a big car by any stretch of the imagination. It will seat four with ease and there is adequate room for small luggage in the boot. Its small engine puts it in the lower tax bracket, another bonus, but even so, it has enough power to keep up with motorway speeds and can deal with all gradients we have come across with no problem. Nice to drive either on a long journey or just to the shops and the high seating lets you stretch out your legs. It now also comes standard with power steering, wish I had waited for that one! Six month old now and I can't fault it, I am convinced it was the right choice and the price was right too.