My missus has had two 147 1.6 TS Lussos to date, and loves them to bits. She reckons to get about 35-40 mpg and does about 250 miles per week, mostly B roads with an occasional A road and she doesn't "drive Miss Daisy" if you know what I mean. Never broken down on her, although serviced regularly, and maintained by me (weekly checks on oil and other fluids, etc). Bloody good little car, if it wasn't the girly 1.6, I'd consider one for myself if I didn't have a 156 JTS already. Go for it, but try make sure its in good nick i.e. no knocks or clunks, well-maintained, the usual stuff.