The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
A supremely desirable, futuristic ‘mini with a powertrain for everyone. Just beware the firm ride
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction