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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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PROS

Huge amounts of grip, refined petrol and diesel engines, excellent build quality, frugal diesel

CONS

Not real fun to drive, poor rear-seat headroom, rearward visibility compromised, numb steering feel, only four seats

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CONS

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PROS

Stylish and upmarket looks, innovative packaging, useful practicality, well equipped as standard

CONS

Premium pricing

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