The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the most familiar sights on British roads, thanks to its popularity as a first car. It’s stylish, practical, easy-to-drive and, in VXR-spec, a proper hot hatch. It’s also excellent value for money and cheap to run, too.
The UK’s best-selling car, and the car people immediately think of whenever the supermini class is mentioned. For good reason, too. The Fiesta is simply brilliant to drive, with a ride and handling balance that puts many more expensive cars to shame.
The new Astra is among the front-runners in the small family hatchback class, and considering the strength of the competition, that’s praise indeed. Comfortable and engaging to drive, well equipped and easy to live with, it’s an excellent all-rounder.