WHAT IT’S GOT
Seven airbags, stability control, limited slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather/ Alcantara heated front seats, dual-zone air, aluminium pedals, 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, voice control, satnav, rear camera, keyless entry and starting, LED headlights, space-saver spare.
WHAT IT HASN’T
Automatic emergency braking, radar cruise, collision alert, lane departure warning/lane keeping, blind spot monitoring, rear camera, parking sensors, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. OWNERSHIP
Servicing costs $1080 over 3 years/60,000km, with intervals of 9 months/15,000km.
WHAT WE LIKED
Light, tight and low fat. Beautifully balanced and supremely agile. Point it and it’s there steering. Comfortable seats and driving position. Compliant ride. Quiet and refined on the highway. Simple, classic sports car dash design and layout. Cheap to buy and run.
WHAT WE DIDN’T
A sports car with a shopping trolley engine. Nothing happens below 4500rpm. A yawn at the top end, too, so there’s no pay-off for 98 octane. Gearbox can be uncooperative. Nonstick tyres. Test car had some poorly-fitting dash trim.