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Buying a new SUV - SEAT Ateca or Mazda CX-3?

I read your review of SEAT Ateca and I was wondering what would you choose if you were in my position?

I live in a place where winters can be very strong , with lots of snow , also the curvy roads do not help (at least during the rest of the year you can have a blast on mountain roads). Because of this I want to buy a small SUV which will have four-wheel drive, but again one which is fun on twisty roads and reliable as I would like to keep it for at least 7-8 years.

I can't decide between Mazda CX-3 with 2.0 engine (AWD manual) or the new Ateca (1.4 TSI AWD manual). I am looking for the most fun, reliable and feel good car. Which one would you choose?

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Difficult question. The Ateca is squarer with bigger interior. Not much to choose in handling. But if you want to save some money (about £10,000), consider the Dacia Duster 1.2 TCe 125 AWD at £14,895 (+£450 for DAB and satnav). No status, but a very good car, all weather tyres as standard and you'll be less worried about scratching it: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/dacia/dacia-duster.../
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