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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0


Very quick and very well equipped.


Badge will be an issue for some.


Based upon the MkIV Golf but with greater emphasis on looking and feeling like a sporting proposition, the Cupra R is a VW group bargain. The Audi TT uses this engine yet costs £27,000. It’s an easier car to drive quickly than the Honda Civic Type-R or Ford Focus RS and it is also loaded with equipment. If you want a lot of car for your money and you aren’t obsessed about the badge on your keyring, then this is worth serious consideration.

What owners say about this car

Its a good size car, no fancy frills but not exactly in the dinosaur age. Read owner review

5 door hatch, back seats go down so loads of room for moving big things. Read owner review

Easily suits 5 and good luggage - hav travelled c50,000 miles in comfort with no issues. Read owner review

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