The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
The Suzuki Jimny is a tiny, cheap and rival-free hardcore off-roader. Does what it does quite brilliantly. Does everything else appallingly.
The Jimny’s ultra-honest unpretentiousness is the antidote to every beige crossover out there. Just don’t expect sophistication, and you’ll adore it
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
It’s certainly different. It’s also very practical, with enough charm to appeal.
A great examplar for keeping a car's mechanicals simple. The MX-5 provides fun at entirely legal speeds
Cheap, but doesn't always feel it. The Korando is coming of age
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.
Easy to own but there's not a lot of flair compared to its myriad rivals
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
Crossover'd A-Class is an improvement on the old one and will no doubt sell very well indeed, but it's not without its problems...
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
Spoilt for choice between this and an MX-5? You can't actually go wrong. Choose on looks and engine character
A good-natured daily driver that's rare, looks sporty and offers lots to enjoy. But it's pricey
The point where 2020s technology meets 1920s craftsmanship. Not perfect, but a joyous thing nonetheless...
If you really, truly care about driving, the Lotus Elise is about as obvious an answer as water being wet and fire being hot
Yes, it’s effectively a van with windows. But it’s also magnificent