The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
If you really, truly care about driving, the Lotus Elise is about as obvious an answer as water being wet and fire being hot
The Exige is a rarity, in the fact it’s a car that’s as happy on the track as it is on the road
There are really two ways of looking at the Evora: either as a bigger, softer Lotus – kind of like Pink Floyd in the 1990s – or as the lightest, lithest GT car that money can buy