Hey people, Some of you may have followed my thread a couple of months ago [Car Woes. Well, I haven't had much much more going wrong with my car... except the handbreak - sometimes when I release it, the car acts as if the handbreak is still on and I can't drive away and the car has seized with the handbreaks on. I have took it to the garage about three times with this same problem and the last time they told me they finally fixed it (they told me they disabled some automatic thing) however it happened again. It involves me hitting the side of the wheel with a hammer to unlock the car! Anyway - after 4 months, I am selling it and I am getting a 53 plate Renault Clio (three door). It's three and a half years newer than my current car and it has a slightly faster engine. The Clio is a 53 plate however was first registered in January 2004 - it is still under the Renault Warranty until January 2007. I took it for a test drive and it drives excellently. It is so smooth. The car has done 19,000 miles and I'm buying it from Parks Renault. The colour is pearl black. It has alloy wheels (which have some scuffs along them however they dealer said they would sand them and repaint them). The car is £4995 and I'm getting approx. £200 off it, so £4795. My Dad is going to pay it cash and I'm going to sell my Vauxhall Corsa privately. I'm hoping to get £1500 for it, which would mean I owe my Dad £3300 - which I am going to pay back to him over three years, interest free. The car goes through an MOT before I get it and checked through. Tomorrow I am going to put a deposit on it, would it be OK to ask the guy if I can test drive it on some dual carridgeway to see what it's like at fast speeds? What are your opinions on the Clios? Yes - I am going to be out a couple of hundred of pounds because my Corsa had a lot wrong with it, but I hate it and I get no joy driving it. Hopefully this is the start of something new! I have included a picture of what the car looks like. When I drove the car my legs seemed a bit cramped (I have long legs) the model is the Authentique. Today I sat in an '54 plate Clio Dimonique which seemed to have more room. Is this simply a case of me not moving the seat all the way back (even though I thought it was) or does these different models offer more leg room?