The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
Superb design and refinement cloak a nondescript driving experience. Again.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
It’s a seductive car, the new A5 Cabriolet, and while more dynamically accomplished than its predecessor, still more of a grand touring boulevardier rather than a B-road hustler. But what an ownership proposition.
If you really, truly care about driving, the Lotus Elise is about as obvious an answer as water being wet and fire being hot
A great little coupe that looks and feels sharper than ever
Facelifted Audi Roadster features revised engines, tweaked visuals – and very little amusement
Another brilliant iteration of the classic Mercedes - but the appeal of the looks will take time...
More efficient and effective car than its predecessors, just not quite as exciting
The most exclusive, awe-inspiring coupe ever? The Phantom Coupe is right up there…
The world's best luxury car in convertible form. Does it work? Yes, if you're happy being the centre of attention everywhere you go...