A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
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.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status