Age 48 Job Marketing and strategy consultant Drives Nissan Note, Seat Leon
“I’m looking to replace my Note with a practical ‘car on stilts’.
“The T-cross’s SUV seating position is positive, because it gives you a better view out.
“There’s really good space in both the front and back, and the boot is very versatile; the rear seats slide and lie nearly flat when folded down. Mind you, I’d have liked for them to split 40/20/40, rather than 60/40.
“The build standard is spot on, as is material quality; it seems Volkswagen has learnt from the mistake it made with T-roc.
“There’s a great relationship between the driver and controls, and I’m incredibly pleased to see a proper, manual handbrake.
“The dashboard styling is ace, and you can personalise it; I love the stripes option, which is stylish without being garish.
“Performance and handling should be good, but refinement is key, because most small SUVS are simply too noisy at 70mph.
“My one criticism is over-theshoulder visibility, due to the thickness of the rear pillars.
“I was going to buy a Seat Arona, but not now; the T-cross just feels a lot more ‘solid’, in that indescribable, emotional sense.”
‘The build standard inside is spot on, as is the material quality’
There’s lots of room in the rear for a car of this size, while the boot proves versatile
Readers were all taken with the car’s rear re ector strip Would you like to be part of a future Reader Test Team, or do you have a question about an upcoming car?