It's not even the metro.... it's the Demio style estate version from 2000. It's like sitting in a car from 1987..... which isn't surprising since the first version was released in 1989. Very dated inside and out, but incredibly simple to work on.
Mazda did, to their credit, throw in a few modern features to try and win over the discerning customer (electric windows on 4 doors, remote central locking, electric sunroof). They didn't overhaul the entire look and feel of the car for another 18 months though, hence the outdated styling and dashboard. It's a bit bi-polar in that regard.
I will give it a fair bit of credit for being incredibly practical. Huge boot and lots of space in the rear. It loses all credit when you drive it though. It wallows around corners like an overweight oil tanker.
However it answers the question: what can you buy with £200 on a Friday afternoon in Stoke-on-Trent?