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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

The Agila's great visibility, tall shape and light handling ease manoeuvrability in congested city traffic and tight supermarket car parks. However, the steering wheel is non-adjustable, which is an oversight, even on a car in this class; the flat seats are not very supportive over long journeys, either. The ergonomic dashboard is pleasantly designed, although it could be a little difficult to see over for the shorter driver.

As it is ideally suited for inner city driving, lengthy motorway runs are not quite so comfortable and can be quite uncomfortable. The Agila's suspension crashes over potholes and the noisy engine is noticeable in the cabin. However, the Agila’s boxy and slightly clumsy exterior is compensated by it’s roomy interior, which boasts plenty of headroom and sufficient space for rear passengers.

In addition to the roomy cabin, there is ample storage space in the boot, with the option of versatile rear folding seats for extra capacity.