Are there any alternative 4-5 door petrol cars to the Fiat Panda?

My wife has driven Fiat Pandas since their re-launch in 2004. She likes the high driving position and manoeuvrability, but dislikes the harsh and noisy ride over uneven surfaces. Notwithstanding the shortcomings and the observations of Andrew English, she is seriously considering replacing her current car, a 2009 Panda Mamy 1,242cc petrol, with the new Panda. However, are there any other similar sized 4-5 door, petrol-driven cars with a high driving position?

Asked on 6 February 2012 by RF, Lee-on-the-Solent,

Answered by Honest John
A Hyundai i10, KIA Picanto, Suzuki Splash or Vauxhall Agila. All have high driving positions and all have proper folding rear seats, which the Panda still lacks. The rear seat of the Panda slides, but does not double-fold to leave a flat floor.
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