posted 5 months ago
As you'd expect, the perfromance is fantastic but in a practical and understated package. Handling is sharp and ride is very good given the cars capabilities. Previous model year was more harsh.
Build quality is very good with no faults or issues in the first year. Drivers seats are very comfortable and supportive.
Latest dash is very configurable, bright and sharp.
Less than perfect - traction can be a challenge in all but dry / warm weather. If they made it 4WD it would be untouchable! .
Understated design - perhaps it could do with a couple more performance accents. 20" wheels for starters.
Overall I am getting just under 23mpg but lots of town work here. However 30 mpg is easily achievable on a moderate cruise with my best so far of 37 mpg. I would give it 5 stars for running costs but £415 is an expensive oil change and required at 12 months. Other premium brands offer higher mileage or 2 year intervals.
List price seemed top of the tree when considering Alfa, Audi and BMW options.