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