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Central Otago Mirror - - MOTORING -

2.0-litre flat four cylin­der engine with six speed man­ual or sixspeed auto trans­mis­sion,147kW at 7000rpm and 205Nm at 6400-6600rpm, MacPherson strut front and dou­ble-wish­bone rear sus­pen­sion, 277mm vented front and 286mm solid rear brakes with ABS and ESP, not rated to tow, 7.8l/100km (man­ual) or 7.1 (auto) Length: 4240mm, width 1775mm, height 1285mm, wheel­base 2570mm, kerb weight 1222-1298kg, boot holds four race tyres Price: at $41,986, $47,986 (GT) Points out of 10: 9 Also con­sider: Mazda MX-5, Re­nault Me­gane RS 265 Cup Pluses: Won­der­ful han­dling, great power-to-weight, an 80 grand car for 40 Mi­nuses: Firm sus­pen­sion for ev­ery­day driv­ing, lim­ited boot and rear seat ac­com­mo­da­tion

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