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Vauxhall Corsa-e

Initial reviews of the Vauxhall Corsa-e have been positive, and the electric model's Expert Rating is notably better than the regular Corsa.

Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 is a car you buy with heart rather than head, with practical shortcomings and a high price, but it's great fun to drive.

Volkswagen Up! test drive

Though the Volkswagen Up! is getting old, it’s still a good car. It's comfortable around town and won’t fall over during longer journeys.

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has received mixed media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating places it firmly in the bottom half of the supermini class.

Audi A1

The Audi A1 has received positive media reviews, with praise for its comfort and technology. The A1 Citycarver version disappoints, however.

Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo has received mixed media reviews, with praise for its low running costs but criticism for a lack of overall refinement.

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series has received positive media reviews, although there has been much discussion about the switch away from rear-wheel drive.

Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero has received generally positive media reviews. It performs poorly in most areas but, when price is considered, it is more competitive.

Abarth 595 Esseesse test drive

As something to give you a bit of a laugh, the Abarth 595 Esseesse is a compelling thing. If we’re honest though, it’s a bit rubbish as a serious hot hatch.

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 has received generally positive media reviews, mainly for its low running costs, but is now dated and off the pace of newer city car rivals.

Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance version of the regular Honda Civic five-door family hatchback. The current model was launched...

Renault Clio test drive

The 2020 Renault Clio is a big step forward compared to its predecessor and makes key improvements to the interior and driving experience.

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