The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
It’s brilliant. But only up to a point. Pity. It could be so much better...
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.
If you don't get excited by driving, perfectly acceptable. But there should be something more to it than that, no?
Expensive, slow, horrid to drive. A mass of metal without sense or relish or ability or anything, really.