The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
Not quite the awful snotter we were expecting. But it is ruined by an awful engine.