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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Dials are perfectly sited and all major controls have been positioned to deliver a sporty ambience – ready for action. The driving position can be tailored to suit most needs but base models feel a bit spartan.

Rear space isn’t too bad for a cabriolet. Rear drive layout eats into rear space leaving rear passengers with acceptable rather than generous leg space. Granny might struggle to get in and out. Don’t even think of carrying more than three passengers in one.