Styling flair; lively engines; agile handling
Mediocre low-speed ride
Good looking, talented family hatchbacks that are functional but fun. Threedoor Bravo has a sporty character and holds its value better on the used market. Brava is the practical choice for families, with fivedoor access and more room in the back. Both are modern and fairly reliable, but prices are surprisingly affordable. The range was improved and re-badged in early 1999, knocking the used value of earlier cars hard.