As useful as cars get below about £20k. But as joyful? Um...
You can tell it’s not had squillions spent developing it, but if you like hot hatches simple and scrappy, the Up GTI is a little tonic
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
Peugeot's hot hatch renaissance continues. The 308 GTI has a joyously wild streak
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.