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Micro Cars

Kia Picanto
  • Finally, a five-speed manual version; circa-$15k pricing, low thirst and seven-year warranty/capped-price servicing/roadside surety; Aussie-tuned ride and handling package; Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-compatible infotainment

  • Carryover four-cylinder and four-speed auto powertrain still lacklustre; feels surprisingly much like the old Picanto in the driving experience; neat gear such as the more powerful 1.0L turbo triple engine and AEB still not on the Aussie menu

Fiat 500
  • Spacious cabin;, OK ride; willing little drivetrain; bargain price

  • Dour looks; no cruise control; infotainment old-world; after-sales care

Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Improved ride and handling; upmarket in-cabin appeal; quality detailing; still the funkiest city car on the market

  • Lacklustre engine; thirsty compared with claim; getting old; under-equipped