It's brilliantly practical. With a 13 month old daughter and a dog to deal with, sliding doors are a boon. Lots of internal space and a decent boot are really useful. The added advantage is the overall dimensions are a compact. It is very tardis like! With hindsight (and because of partners back problem) an auto would have been a better option, but were (and still are) quite rare. Looking at an auto clutch and cruise control to retrofit. Oh, the other good thing, because of its height and quirky looks its easy to find in a car park!