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OWNER RATING 9.5 /10
  • fantastic sounding engine, incredible acceleration, balanced feel and handling, decent fuel economy for a fast car, never ending amounts of fun
  • slightly small rear leg room
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10

by Damian

I bought this car 2nd hand 2 months ago and it has been the best car I have ever owned both its day to day driving and its incredible performance. the most immediately noticeable feature of the car is its fantastic engine. it has amazing power and acceleration in any gear at any revs, very smooth but rapid when combined with the 7 speed DCT auto gearbox that I have.

A very clever gearbox that is brilliant in both full auto and even more entertaining using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. I find the DCT gearbox makes city driving so much easier and feels like less of a strain on the car

It has the ability to make me smile every time I drive it. The sound from the 3 litre twin scroll turbo straight six engine is fantastic and will make you want to drive through tunnels with the windows down.

The handling is fantastic, I have now replaced the run-flats with Vredestein UItrac Sessanta tyres all round. the grip is almost unlimited in the dry and not too bad either in the wet considering the amount of power it has!

The handling balance is excellent and has great feel through the wheel with its hydraulic steering. I find the ride is perfect as there is very little body roll or spongy feel when pushed to the limit but it remains comfortable as a long distance cruiser/GT car.

Best hot hatch available and quicker and more impressive than many more expensive sports cars.



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