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.
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Pretty close to perfect for a three door hatch. Incredible reliability, just coming up to 100,000 miles and apart from tyres, brakes pads etc the only things its needed have been a new radiator and a new battery, the original factory fit battery lasted 8 years and over 75,000 miles. Performance is great with a 1.4 engine in such a light car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Always starts no matter what the weather, even when its been left outside in all weathers.the only time it wouldnt start was when the battey died. Im getting around 44mph around town running and my service costs at my local garage are about ł150 a year.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I bought the car a month ago, after writing off my old Ford Fiesta Black. Although the spec isn't quite as high in my new car. I think most of it is better. Performance is almost as good yet it is less powerful. Driving it is much more fun

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

As expected with a new vehicle it has not "let me down": starts first time every time, excellent road handling. Still under warranty but so far has only cost me a new wiper blade and, of course, the fuel.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Petrol tank broke at 20,000 miles.door handle broke at 39,000 miles.1 breakdown at 35,000 miles. Not bad but affected by the high price of petrol.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
1995-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Some issues regarding engine performance, and sunroof mechanism is sketchy. Could be better, spare parts not too expensive though.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

it a good little car, it just doesnt like a lot of rain, and cant handle very well with the snow and ice.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Its basic not luxury - does ok for short journeys - not the easiest of gear change

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Small and compact, no power steering so a pain to drive but efficient nonetheless.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 2/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing more to add. No additional costs apsrt from annual service and mot.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Just goes when you switch it on. Little disappointed with the mileage.

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

Down sized for economy and are quite happy with its performance

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Do not need to visit garage in between services

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

It does the job it was designed for.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

cheep to run and a pleasure to drive

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

a very good shopping -trolley

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5