The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
A terrific car, a genuine exponent of light weight and something pleasingly different to drive