We love the C4. What a pity then the beautiful THP – massaging front seats and all – has only a horribly slow and jerky automated manual gearbox.
There’s no clutch pedal, just F1-style paddles behind the helm – pull right for an upshift, left for down.
That’s about as far as the F1 connection goes. What’s left are neck-snapping gear changes (don’t hurry – you’ll just hurt yourself) and a constant fear that something is about to break. Avoid.
PRICE R271 900
ENGINE 1,6-litre four-cylinder petrol; 115 kW; 240 Nm
PERFORMANCE 0-100 km/h in 8,7 seconds; top speed 214 km/h; 6,3 litres/100 km