As useful as cars get below about £20k. But as joyful? Um...
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
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).
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.