Written on: 19/09/2001 by KaDriver. (1 review written)
Cheap, funky looks, outstanding handling, ride, steering, gears.
Seat and driving position not very well designed for tall people. Would like more power to match the chassis.
I had driven most of the small cars available and went to try a Saxo, but this was sitting in the Citroen showroom, so I gave it a go. I instantly "clicked" with this car. To drive round town, it's a dream. Nippy, with great power steering, wonderful handling, and slick gearchange- it is the closest thing you can get to a go-kart. Very few toys on it- power steering is about all you get on my base model.
Although the car is happy at over 70 on the motorway thanks to being a current model (96-01) Fiesta in disguise, I am not sure about the driving comfort on long journeys.
Insurance is group 2, I get 35mpg doing only urban motoring and there's not a lot to go wrong. If you are like me and do a 5 mile urban commute, it's perfect. Would probably also suit new drivers, students etc.
Only problem to date was the rear wiper- a tarnished connection was fixed under warranty by Ford.
Personally, I would love this car to have a decent 1.4 100 bhp engine- it would be the perfect hot hatch.