Good: Huge amount of personalisation for interior and exterior. Good level of standard equipment. Much improved later engines.
Bad: Limited interior space. Original engines were dull and dated. Not special to drive.
Good: First electric car with an indefinite self-powered range. Qualifies for Government £5,000 grant bringing price down to £29,000. VED and London Congestion Charge Exempt.
Bad: Unimpressive fuel consumption when running in petrol mode. Model dropped in 2014 due to poor sales.
Good: Vauxhall version of the Chevrolet Captiva. Reasonably good looking. Improved for 2011 model year.
Bad: Neither the ride quality nor the handling are particularly good. Five seats only. If you want seven seats you have to go for a Chevrolet Captiva.
Good: More spacious than previous Astra. Available with impressive 1.0 Ecotec petrol. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Good ride comfort. 17 inch wheels and 45 profile tyres give 1.6T outstanding grip.
Bad: Doesn't move things on significantly from the old model. Rivals are more enjoyable to drive.
Good: Same size as previous Astra Sport Tourer but with 80 litres more loadspace, up to date engines and latest in-car tech.
Bad: Not as good to drive as its rivals.
Good: Good quality fit and finish. Impressive refinement. Easy to drive.
Bad: Automatic gearbox isn't the best. Not exciting to drive. Lacks the prestige of a premium convertible.
Good: Essentially a rebadged Fiat Doblo Cargo. Good value for money. Economical CDTi diesel engines. Petrol version also available.
Bad: Smaller diesels are noisy at motorway speeds.
Good: Much improved over previous Corsa. Better quality interior with a more upmarket feel. Impressive 1.0 Ecotec engine is the pick of the range. Good for around town.
Bad: Baffling number of different trim levels. Steering is slow and lacks feel. Other hatchbacks are more enjoyable to drive.
Good: Improved comfort with better seats. Increased payload. Very well equipped as standard with DAB and electric windows. Steering now adjusts for both height and reach.
Bad: 1.3 CDTi engine is still quite noisy. Strong competition from the Fiesta van. A revamp rather than an all-new van.
Good: Handles reasonably well. Decent ride quality. Much improved after 2013 facelift.
Bad: Rear seats are not all that not comfortable for adults. Original engines all timing belt not chain. Poor quality interior.
Good: Practical load area. Family-friendly. Broad range of engines.
Bad: Engines can get noisy. Not as good to drive as other estates. Interior feels dated compared to recent rivals.
Good: Practical and easy to get in and out of. Facelifted 2014 models get impressive new 1.6-litre CDTi engine.
Bad: Spacesaver spare a £105 option. Pricey top models. Old 1.7-litre CDTi best avoided. Suspension is set-up for sportiness rather than comfort.
Good: Small SUV similar to the Skoda Yeti. Comes as a 4x4 or with standard front-wheel drive. Good rear passenger room. Available with efficient 1.7 CDTi.
Bad: Not a great looker. Lags behind other small SUVs in terms of refinement and performance. Expensive for what it is. Lacking in quality. Noisy at speed.
Good: Low loading sill with the front-wheel drive models makes it easy to lift heavy goods in and out. Low running costs and 25,000-mile service intervals.
Bad: No standard ESP for front-drive models. Insubstantial-feeling plastics. The 100PS model feels underpowered on motorway.
Good: Functional and affordable city car. Easy to park. Well-equipped as standard. All models get five-doors. Fine as a suburban runabout.
Bad: Isn't much fun to drive. Painfully slow 1.0 petrol engine. Interior is dull and uninspiring.
Good: Comes with impressive 1.6-litre diesel. Very quiet and refined on the move. Much improved interior. DAB as standard. Similar cargo area design means existing racking and conversions will still fit.
Bad: Doesn't quite feel as high quality as the Transit Custom.
Good: Huge amount of performance and rear-drive fun for the money. Thunderous V8. Surprisingly practical with four-door body and large boot.
Bad: V8 engine has an insatiable thirst for fuel. Group 50 insurance. Residual values aren't great.
Good: Sits above standard Zafira in Vauxhall line-up. Has same Flex7 seven-seat system. Spacious interior.
Bad: Expensive. Not particularly outstanding in any area.
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