Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.
If you really, truly care about driving, the Lotus Elise is about as obvious an answer as water being wet and fire being hot
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
A good-natured daily driver that's rare, looks sporty and offers lots to enjoy. But it's pricey
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
It’s brilliant. But only up to a point. Pity. It could be so much better...
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
If you don't get excited by driving, perfectly acceptable. But there should be something more to it than that, no?