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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Performance

2 out of 5 2.0

1.3 Turbo 130 sounds good, but is restricted by a jerky four-speed auto gearbox and there's also a version that develops a more civilised 85 bhp which is still lively and responsive. The 50 bhp 1.3 lacks power, but are fine for town driving. Four-wheel-drive 4-trak models sap performance and fuel economy.

Handling

2 out of 5 2.0

Steering is light - a blessing for trouble-free parking, but it lacks feedback on the road. Test it over some backroads and the body rolls considerably. Ride is poor on all models, especially so on tuned 130 models.

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5 2.0

Lack of steering wheel adjustment is a real pain and means you can never be totally comfortable behind the wheel. Electric mirror adjustment is awkwardly placed and some other controls are fiddly.

Comfort

2.5 out of 5 2.5

Although the cabin is quite narrow, there is plenty of space for the front passenger - and two adults in the rear at a push. Seats are unsupportive and too small, while wind, road and engine noise can make longer journeys a chore.

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