The only downside of mine is when I have to pay the tax, it's an 07 so highest tax band and considering I only do 2 or 3 thousand miles a year, I resent paying that much tax. Being an '07 it does have the facelifted dash which kind of makes it worth having to pay the extra tax for.
Other than the Tax, there are no downsides unless you compare fuel consumption to a diesel or lower CC car, it's seriously practical, looks great and sounds superb and they're stupidly cheap for what you get.
Don't test drive one unless you're prepared to buy one, it's probably like thinking you'll only try Heroin once.
GT 3.2 V6 - Q2, KONI FSD & EIBACH PROKIT, GTA REMAP, MICHELLIN PS3's, BMC CDA
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