Sep 01, 2007
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $31,695
Likes

Crowd-pleasing retractable top is weather-tight and with huge sunroof. 200-horsepower turbo four quick enough, with electronic limited slip, Tiptronic auto. Simple controls, reasonable rear seat, 13-cubic foot trunk leaves 7 cubic feet with top stowed.

Dislikes

Tall and dumpy looking (gotta put the top someplace), homely face. High trunk and rear headrests limit visibility. Info panel between tach and speedo is intrusive. Annoying lag shifting between drive and reverse. Doors too high to be elbow rests.

Verdict

Feels like a $24,000 Golf with a $7,000, computer-controlled top. Lease it and walk away after three years or just rent it on holiday. Watch that top fold up once and you know it won’t work forever.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.5 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats

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