he is a bit down, coz his broke
, my mums 2001 Y reg, was still going strong november last year, til she wrote it off.
generally they are a very reliable car, jus need all the services done on time, cambelts, waterpump etc
my mums veloce had pin sharp steering, and no mods, great little/big car, the seats are the 2nd most comfortable iv sat in, the 1st was my stilo, they were arm chairs
i will agree the lusso and turismo models are underdamped and over sprung, thats whats makes them bouncy, but the veloce my mum had was great, and you dont need to spend thousands on new suspension to make it better, thats a bit dramatic
i have a long back, so the seat is as low as it will go, and the steering wheel about half up above normal.
get the right one and you will love it, just test drive a few. there a a couple of fully loaded 02 facelift turismos on autotrader at the mo, cruise etc