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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Good view of the road ahead, though visibility can be restricted with the roof up. Front seats are comfortable and the driving position adjusts to fit all and feels suitably sporting too. Materials are of a high quality adding to the impression it’s special.

Very little legroom in the back. You may be OK with a couple of kids, but adults will knock their knees on the seat backs. Ride is on the firm side, but noise levels are well suppressed. Interior materials are top notch for this age of car. Fair to say it’s a cut above the average.