Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The cabin is similar to the equivalent model Colt hatchback, with some neat and innovative design, but a little too much evidence of thrift when it comes to the finish. The dashboard materials are unyielding and the roof operation uses otherwise redundant rear electric windows switches. These are rather unusual to use as on the first pull they close the rear windows and on the second the front ones come up - it feels like the switch isn't working if you've forgotten that the rear windows are down.

Rear visibility is decent with the roof up with no greater blindspots than most other cars of this type.

The shape of the bonnet and high windscreen mean that the wind doesn't rustle around the cabin with the roof down, although there's quite a lot of buffeting at higher speeds. The Colt's cosy interior is roomy enough for two but the rear seats are not much use for passengers - even children. Air conditioning is standard, as are electric windows. The roof operation is electric with two manually operated catches to release or secure it.

Turbo models comes with heated front seats for optimum roof-down comfort on chilly days.