What? When it launched in 98 it’s looks were way ahead of the time. The Clio was it’s prime rival and it arguably became the more popular car within the Irish market. More masculine than the Clio, but a popular car with the girls too. Equal economy figures to its rival but it’s slightly lower on power. Interior room is also down on the Clio and taller ones best stick to the front passenger seat.
+ Sporty looks, cheaper than rivals.
- Down on power compared to rivals, cramped in back.
Insurance: An 18 year old male, full license, no experience, can expect to pay €2000 p/a depending on many circumstances. Quote
Tax: €286 pre July 2008
NCAP Safety: 4/5
Cost: A clean 2001 model can now be found at some SIMI registered dealer from the €1800 mark.