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Good: Huge amount of personalisation for interior and exterior. Good level of standard equipment.
Bad: Limited interior space. Dated engines. Not particularly good to drive.
Good: Surprisingly spacious small five-door city car. Makes best sense with 1.0 petrol engine. Much better than old Agila. Rebadged version of Suzuki Splash.
Bad: Competition is strong and little to recommend the Agila over the likes of the Hyundai i10.
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: Good combination of ride quality, steering and safe handling. Strong yet economical 1.4 turbo engine. Frugal CDTi diesels. Neatly styled interior.
Bad: Lesser 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines less impressive.
Good: Stable and enjoyable handling. Good level of standard equipment. Distinctive styling.
Bad: Visibility poor especially to rear. Interior not dramatically different from the hatchback.
Good: Very practical and spacious. Economical CDTi engines. Not a bad looker for an estate. Decent ride quality. FlexFold seats are a clever touch.
Bad: Uninspiring to drive. Interior lacks sophistication. Eclipsed by the Focus Estate in both quality and handling.
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: Handles reasonably well. Decent ride quality. European Car of the Year 2009. Much improved from 2013 facelift.
Bad: Centre rear seat not comfortable for adults. Original engines all timing belt not chain. Poor quality interior.
Good: Good load carrying ability. Comfortable cruiser. Much improved from 2013 facelift.
Bad: Noisy diesels. Not as good to drive as other estates.
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: 'City car' in same class as Citroen C1, VW Up, Renault Twingo, etc with advanced new manifold-in-head 3-cylinder petrol engine.
Bad: Built by Daewoo in South Korea (not a bad thing but not a real 'Vauxhall').
Good: Huge amount of performance and rear-drive fun for the money. Better looking than Monaro and with four doors.
Bad: Thirsty. Group 50 insurance.
Good: Compact yet can house seven people. Rearmost seats fold into floor. More versatile mid-row seating than previous model. Excellent diesel auto.
Bad: Spare wheel is vulnerable to theft. Some build quality concerns. Potential catastrophes with 1.9 diesel engine.
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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