An all-around great car, especially if you are on a budget but don't want to settle for a boring Japanese , or even worse Chinese hatch. Its certainly good value for money , especially if you buy one second hand , as I did. Beautifully engineered , just like its more expensive older brothers.Just make sure it was well maintained and you should have no problems with it.
Worst car I have ever owned. Perception created about quality by the general public is overrated.
Beautiful car from all angles and an absolute pleasure to drive (when it works). The car has ample space for a family and it has a large boot. It drives very well, it has a good turning cirlce and can surprisingly (being a large sedan) can get you out of even the tiniest of spots. It has plenty of power with quick acceleration. The multitronic gearbox is a complete joke and often glitches. I have purchased it as a used vehicle but noticed that the gearbox has been "repaired" several times to no avail. If it was not for the multitronic gearbox I would say this car was about perfect and would not need to be replaced. The quality of finishes are also very good.
Its a great solid drive, a little harsh over the bumps with a stiff suspension and corners really well. The 1.6 is a little underpowered but manages decent fuel economy. Extra like the AUX plug for my Ipod was great. The biggest let down is the position of the handbrake or centre arm rest. If you have the centre arm rest low it interferes with the use of the handbrake.