Last updated Aug 18, 2007
What's to say? Fairly high miles (88k as of 01/2007) for its age, but apart from the front bumper being in need of a respray and the wheels showing signs of age/slight kerbing hasn't fared too badly.
Would benefit greatly from actually having some power. Nice enough to drive, handles competently, just woefully underpowered.
1.6 16v Zetec-SE
100bhp @ 6000rpm (though RR tests usually turn up slighly more)
145Nm @ 4000rpm
(According to Parkers guide)
40mpg (supposedly - if you drive like your granny on 'normal' roads)
IG6 and 165g/km CO2 so only £125 Road tax :-)
'Climate Pack' - Electric windows, electric heated mirrors, heated front screen (so good for de-icing!), air-con, CD player. Mudflaps too.
Nothing exciting (so far) - variable intermittent wiper stalk, map lights, swapped ashtray for felt-lined storage tray (surprisingly useful!). Also added steering column stereo controls and a Puma gearknob - the first is very handy, the second just looks and feels nice. Woo!
Would like 16" Zetec wheels (similar design, but biggerer+nicerer) and -30mm suspension drop. A lot of money for no real gain, better just to buy a faster car...
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