While it’s not the best piece ever written and certainly not the most thorough, however the JCW wins over one less than interested critic. Here’s an excerpt:

>Indeed near thirty grand is serious green for a small sub-subcompact. But look at it as a fast German-engineered sports coupe massaged by one of the most highly regarded tuners in the world, then it’s definitely worth it.

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