Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Central dials are distracting initially, but many cars now feature this layout. The dash is unusual, making it a little more interesting than say, a Vectra, but luxury level standards of rivals are missing. Cars up until mid-2004 have a black-and-white reversing camera; it’s colour from then on.

Comfort is adequate, mostly due to space afforded to passengers, rather than the supportiveness of the seats, which are a little hard, compared to the standards set by the class leaders.