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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The quality level inside the cabin is generally acceptable and the Amica provides a high seating position - due to its tall design - that is good for visibility and ideal for views over town traffic. It is small and nippy, and everything on the dash seems to be in the right place, while parking is so easy due to its petite body and responsive handling at low speeds.

Although there is plenty of headroom, the combination of hard seats and insufficient shoulder- and legroom makes the Amica tiring on longer journeys. The tiny wheels tend to find every pothole on uneven roads, so the ride can be bumpy and irritating, while the engine can be heard when strained at motorway speed. On the other hand, the cloth trim, chrome interior door handles and front grille are a nice finish, giving a touch of class to what is essentially a budget car.