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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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  • 3.2 V6 Quattro S line 3dr

    Andrew Higgs , . Date: 22/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What's good?

    The 3.2 makes a great sound, goes like the clappers (though lacks a bit of torque) and the Quattro puts it all down without drama. The DSG gearbox is truly fantastic and in sports mode you feel like Schumacher - it's better than any auto or manual gearbox.

    It has good build quality and is very civilised on a long run.

    What's not so good?

    The driving position is fine if you are built with long arms and short legs. If the wheel came out further, no worries.

    It has dull steering with little cornering verve. It will hold on OK but there is no real sports car agility here.

    Overall it hits the mark if you want a small, fast, beautifully made hatchback, but its charm fades if you are looking for a true sports car.

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