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Chrysler Delta
5/10

Overall
verdict

We’d rather it wore a Lancia badge, but this is, at the right price, a worthwhile, interesting hatch all the same.

Additional Info

  • Top Gear wildcard

    If you want Italian, buy Italian. An Alfa Romeo Giulietta

  • Our choice

    Delta 1.6 M-Jet 120 SE 5d

    Price £18,495

    BHP 120

    LB FT 222

    MPG 60

    CO2 122

    0-62 MPH 10.70

    Top Speed 120

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What is it?

It’s an Italian Lancia with a Chrysler badge. After a promising start, it doesn’t seem to be doing that well here in the UK, so Chrysler has trimmed the range right back to the best-value models only.

Driving

It’s surprisingly good behind the wheel: being distantly related to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta clearly helps. The engines are all gems too, particularly the 1.4 120.

On the inside

There’s plenty of room inside, and more boot space than a Focus or a Golf, which could swing it for some people. It has quite appealing bodywork too, and the optional leather really is lovely.

Owning

The engines are economical, prices are now decent value and equipment is very good. Depreciation will be the killer - and let’s face it, wouldn’t owning an Alfa be that bit cooler?

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5/10 Chrysler Delta driven
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