Qual­ity coupe

Rochdale Observer - - FAITH NEWS -

and so is the up-mar­ket am­biance on the in­side.

Han­dling and road hold­ing are also right out of the top drawer with tremen­dous grip and mar­vel­lously tac­tile pre­cise and in­for­ma­tive steer­ing.

Push any RCZ along a coun­try road and you will have as much fun as you would in a Porsche – that’s how good it is.

On top of that, it’s a good deal more com­fort­able than most such out and out sports coupes, with a slightly jit­tery feel in town re­placed by smooth and un­tram­melled progress on the open road.

The RCZ is ba­si­cally a two seater, but there is a pair of small seats be­hind where one adult can sit across for a short jour­ney and where there’s enough space for a couple of small chil­dren to sit in car seats.

The boot is a very good size com­pared to most such coupes and the rear seats fold to make more when­ever its needed.

Very gen­er­ous equip­ment in stan­dard trim means they lack noth­ing most peo­ple would want and most first own­ers will have per­son­al­ized their cars from the wide range of op­tions.

Stan­dard equip­ment in Sport spec in­cludes 18 inch al­loys, sports seats, cli­mate, alarm cruise, trac­tion con­trol, plenty of seat and col­umn ad­just­ment and a CD stereo.

The 156bhp petrol will do about 35mpg in real driv­ing and has de­cently low emis­sions of 149 grammes per kilo­me­tre. In­sur­ance is group 28, so shop around to get the best deal.

Pay about £11,700 for a ’13 13-reg THP Sport 156bhp, or £15,150 for a ’14 14-reg GT 200bhp.

HE mar­vel­lous Peu­geot RCZ sadly went out of pro­duc­tion ear­lier this year and that is a real shame. It’s a stun­ning-look­ing car that drives just as well as it looks and I can re­mem­ber pedes­tri­ans walk­ing into lamp posts as they stared at the first one I go

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