Right now, it might just be the best handling hardcore supercar of them all.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Lots of crossover showroom appeal, and lives up to it out on the road.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.
Peugeot’s back on form, though it’s a GTI in an R/RS world and it struggles to engage.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
It’s not sophisticated, but it is enormously good fun. Even as a convertible
A great 21st century take on the classic pony car
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A big step up from the old one, but still overshadowed by the brilliant S-Max.
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.