If you can look past the sports-focused ride, the Cerato GT is an attractive proposition. It's good looking, practical, affordable and fun to drive, and has the reassurance of a seven-year warranty to boot. I'd argue the suspension set-up makes the car feel purposeful and sporty, but others mightn't be so forgiving.
The good news for them? The warm-sedan incumbent, the Hyundai Elantra Sport, has just been facelifted.