Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Agree with all above here.
My 1.9 was a tank - looked great (was a Limited Edition with darkened 19 multi spokes) safe as houses for my son but was slow. Fuel economy was not bad - 45 on 15 mile journey and 50 plus on long ones. I would listen out for creaks in the suspension, irregular tyre wear and smoking on start up. The DPF filters are a pain if you do less than 10 miles, often needing to be re'generated. Re-map is a good idea but be aware if the clutch is not up to it - you will soon need a new one. DPF removal seems to be tricky so be careful.
As a stylish, intelligent and economical car - certainly a good buy. Just be careful with high mileage.....
Bonne Chance sir.