I am quite surprised at how much fun it is.
Although you are sitting quite high up the complete lack of bodyroll means that you are soon throwing it around, and there is so much grip it's just hilarious how fast you can zip around roundabouts.
It has a lovely growl to it as well, really encourages you to rev it beyond 6000rpm, grab the next gear and do it again.
And that gearchange is brilliant. Was sceptical of the lever out of the dashboard thing, but it is just the perfect place. And the 6 ratios are perfectly spaced for keeping it on the boil all the time.
The Sport button is very effective. Drops the power assistance quite a lot and throttle response is turned up to 11, real hyper-sensitive. (Steering still increases to ridiculously light at parking speed, so 3 levels of assistance really).
It does only have 100bhp, but it really makes the most of them. Felt way faster than the Twingo GT (which had a bit of turbo lag).
Have been unable to avoid driving it like a hooligan so only averaging 36mpg at the moment. But insurance is cheaper than the MG was.
Ride IS hard and jiggly, but not as excessively as some will say. It suits the character of the car, (and it has LOTS of character).
Spec is good, has air con with excellent climate control, bluetooth, decent stereo.
Refinement is very surprising. Very quiet at low speeds, have to check it is actually running at idle. Much more grown up proper car feel than the Aygo.
This is the biggest contrast with the MG which shows up the time gap in their designs.
Not perfect though. Needs the tracking doing (common on these) and even this car is suffering from having a couple of ditchfinders on the front (what is wrong with people! Can't imagine how well it will corner with proper GSD3s).
Impreza WRX STi Spec-C V-Limited Toshi Arai Edition/ GTR/ Panda 100HP Pandamonium/ 320d MSport