Car: 2009 EXGT auto, Audi TT 190
Join Date: 26th May 2007
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Perhaps not the answer you're looking for, but if the purpose for the car is as described, my experiences with the petrol and diesel civics would lead me to a 1.2 Honda Jazz.
Reasons : Jazz-dead easy to get in and out of, compact body, masses of interior space, exellent turning circle, light and easy controls/good visibility, brilliant fuel/urban economy, lively drive, cheap running costs-tyres, insurance etc.
The civics will do all the above, but not convinced stop start urban driving cycle is best suited for the car.