Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The A35 is a lot pricier than our favourite hot hatch, the Civic Type R, although you do get a reasonable roster of luxuries as standard. Leather seats (heated in the front), climate control, privacy glass and keyless start are all included.
However, by the time you’ve added metallic paint and one of the equipment packs, you'll be paying a five-figure sum that starts with a four for your A35. We’d just stick with the Premium Pack so you get the pair of 10.25in screens we mentioned earlier, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded stereo and a central rear armrest.