Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Completely blows everything else in its class away except possibly the MINI, but it's still a damn sight more interesting, exclusive, stylish and practical than a MINI with a much better brand association. The lack of feel from the electic power assisted steering is a down point which detracts from the good handling without any real upside to it versus normal power assisted steering but it's not nearly enough to be a deal breaker. Mine has received nothing but positive comments, including from people with much more expensive cars. The recent cold weather revealed a design flaw regarding the positioning of the water run off drains (the driver's side one drips water onto the alternator belt that can then freeze and break the belt when you start the car) but the dealer replaced the belt inside of a day and swapped the drains around to prevent the problem reoccurring once it became clear that it was a flaw in the car rather than a weird one off.
I'm thoroughly happy with my choice of car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good little car, performs above expectations and comfortable on long journeys. Much more space than a MINI which is very useful when doing trips home for Christmas etc with the girlfriend (we live in Newcastle and come from Cornwall!).

The only thing i would perhaps mention is that the paint quality does not seem as good as my old 90s Toyota. It's got a few scratches already just from stones/washing etc - I hate to think what it'll look like in 10 years. I think this seems to be fairly common with new cars however.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down. always starts first time whatever the weather. two minor issues dealt with under warranty, neither of which affected reliability. My previous car was an alfa so servicing and spares costs came as no surprise and are in line with my expectations. fuel consumption is as expected given the spec and performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I believe the MITO is a great car but I have only had it 4 months and have done 3.000 miles so it may be a bit early to make a proper judgement. The performance is fantastic though, especially the acceleration and is surprising for a small car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The mito is a cracking little car. The boot is big enough for shopping, adults have travelled in the back without complaint. It is styled like no other in it's class and it outperforms everyhting in it's price band and he's called Alfie!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any mechanical issues during ownership. Servicing was more expensive than my previous car, but service intervals are longer. Very good performance for a 1.4 - smooth, powerful and torquey, with a nice exhaust note.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Fell in love in the showroom/test drive, but since ownership it has just got better and better.
It's everything I expected it to be and some!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Love every single second of it.
Has had no problems at all so far.
Performance is brilliant for a 1.4.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Really happy with my car, the level of performance and build quality match the truly stunning design.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Fault y interior door handle & condensation in rear lamp unit
both replaced under warranty

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Best car i've ever owned. Fully lived up to my expectations.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

fully living up to expectations

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5