Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Low on excitement, but high on value. Ka+ is a Fiesta on a shoestring budget
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
If you need a roomy supermini this is about your last stop before a Honda Jazz. But it lacks the involvement of some older superminis.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
The simplest and most exciting Toyota in years is also a real pleasure to drive
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
Great looking coupe that drives beautifully. Shame about the engine.
The Atom has grown up: still blindingly quick, but with an added measure of civility
A great examplar for keeping a car's mechanicals simple. The MX-5 provides fun at entirely legal speeds
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class