There's one major problem with big luxury cars. When it comes to the daily city commute, they are useless for squeezing into tight parking spaces - yet there's nothing more comfortable to be sat in as the traffic grinds to a halt.
As a rule, modern remakes of old classics are flops. Take that bastion of British TV comedy, Fawlty Towers, for example. At the height of the show's success in the Seventies, US networks were interested in developing a Stateside version.
Town driving isn't the natural environment for any coupe, but the Hyundai is kicking up more of a fuss than most when confronted with city centres. You see, its clutch has taken a dislike to low-speed manoeuvres.
When we ordered a replacement for our much-missed Alhambra TDi last October, the outlook was bleak. Such was the demand for SEAT's Leon Cupra R that we were quoted a 2003 delivery date as the firm battled to meet orders.