Can I ask why you are returning the pug - Especially for just a 1.6? It was always a favorite of mine. Without the kid I probably would have bought a diesel RCZ instead of the Civic.
for a number of reasons to be honest.
firstly its a great looking car. it makes me smile every time i walk up to it. people turn and look / point who haven't seen one before. thats the problem tho its great looking but not a great quality car.
squeaks and rattles have driven me crazy. folding wing mirrors sound like a hippo farting!! honestly people stop and look in the street if you lock / unlock the car. the mirrors make a right racket. they've already been replaced and the fault has reoccurred.
its a killer on fuel economy. i have to fill it every 7-8 days at 60 odd quid a pop at current petrol prices.
its VERY tyre hungry and they cost a lot of money.
i wish i had known how lousy the sat nav was going to be.
many recalls. the last for a timing chain issue that is starting to sound like the fault is coming back. (all 156bhp petrol engines affected. must have cost peugeot a fortune)
wish at times i never traded my 8g 1.8ex for it.
salary sacrifice scheme through work is simply to good to turn down. all inclusive motoring including insurance, servicing, tyres etc. all i gotta do is chuck fuel in it.
the new 1.6 diesel is on the list of available cars so in the current financial climate my head has to overrule heart and be sensible. the pug has cost a fortune to run so the civic 1.6 ex model makes sense.