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Good: Well priced, with good equipment levels. Compact dimensions but with SUV-like driving position. Car-like handling. Practical rear seats.
Bad: Material quality could be better. Easy to drive but not much fun.
Good: Bigger and better looking Clio an improvement on previous model. Both 90 TCe petrol and 90 dCI diesel under 100g/km CO2.
Bad: Interior quality doesn't match rivals. UK cars have offset pedals and wheel. Steering on 90 TCe a little light.
Good: Impressive handling and grip. Improved refinement and ride compared to previous version.
Bad: Has lost the raw edge of the old Clio Renaultsport. No manual gearbox option only a twin-clutch EDC with paddleshifts.
Good: Versatile and user-friendly compact van. Economical 1.5 dCi engines improved for 2013 with start/stop. Z.E all-electric version available with range of 105 miles.
Bad: Short wheelbase Compact version no longer available.
Good: Cheaper to buy new than the previous Master. Economical 2.3-litre chain cam dCi diesel engine. Good looking front end styling.
Bad: Double passenger seat squabs too short for long distance comfort.
Good: Soft riding, yet fine handling hatchback with superb steering. Improved for 2012 with new chain cam 1.2 TCe 115 petrol engine and excellent chain cam 1.6 dCi 130 diesel.
Bad: Some interesting new engines, especially new low emission 1.6 dCi 130. Less practical coupe is better looking.
Good: Fine riding and handling and stunning looking coupe just £400 more than the five-door hatch.
Bad: Poor rear visibility. Getting in and out of the back is hard work. Fiddly stereo and navigation system.
Good: Impressive glass-panelled folding roof. Comfortable and relaxing to drive. Useable boot space. Refined even with the roof down.
Bad: Fiddly stereo. Fairly pointless rear seats. Emissions and fuel consumption of top dCi 160 on the high side.
Good: Excellent combination of smooth power and surefootedness even on 19-inch wheels.
Bad: Gearchange its only jarring feature.
Good: Plenty of interior space. Good comfort levels and easy to drive. Revised model from 2014 looks good. Well refined.
Bad: Fiddly navigation system. Rear seats don't fold completely flat. Rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf Estate offer more boot space.
Good: Comfortable for seven. Great chain-cam 1.4 TCe 130 engine. Brilliant new chain-cam 1.6 dCi 130 diesel engine from mid 2011.
Bad: 2.0 dCi torque a bit disappointing.
Good: More practical than a crossover but with rugged looks. Comfortable and easy to drive. Well equipped.
Bad: Confusing infotainment system. Some materials could be better. Not a true all-wheel drive.
Good: New Twingo gets unconventional rear engined design. Developed alongside new Smart ForFour. TCe 90 likely to be most fun.
Bad: Short front leaves no space for a front boot. Not arriving until late 2014.
Good: Electrically powered with a 50 miles range. Quirky mix of a moped and small city two-seater. Ideal for city commuting.
Bad: Doors are an optional extra. Minimal protection from the elements. Can't be parked in motorcycle bays or driven in bus lanes. Top speed of 53mph.
Good: Sensibly priced compact four-seater electric car. Cute and funky styling. Punchy and smooth to drive around town. 130 miles maximum range.
Bad: Sluggish at higher speeds in Eco mode. Cannot be charged from a standard three-pin socket. You have to pay to lease the battery adding to running costs.
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