Small cars have always been popular on our twisty roads and congested cities here in Britain, but in recent years they've dominated the sales charts more than ever.
In fact, buyers are downsizing more and more - ten years ago it was cars in the family hatchback class that took the lion's share of new car sales, but today it's supermini-sized models that appeal most.
Small cars have a lot of plus points, so it's easy to see why buyers are choosing them. Thanks to their light weight they are very fuel efficient, and they tend to be more fun to drive thanks to the lack of bulk as well. They're certainly much easier to drive on British roads, with the need to squeeze through tight spaces being so common.
Usually needing lots of space will put buyers off of a small car, but modern ones are so well packaged that a supermini can easily be big enough for a family. Go for something like a Nissan Note and you won't be disappointed with the boot space, either - some of these models will put cars in the class above to shame when it comes to interior space.
Safety is sometimes a concern with small, lightweight cars - but these days strict regulations make it impossible to buy an unsafe car. Euro NCAP crash tests prove that small cars are just as safe as bigger models, and in some cases much safer - so there's no need to worry about that.
For most the biggest draw is simply the fact that these little cars will save them money. They're not only cheap to run, but great-value finance deals make them cheap to get hold of as well - and of course the low prices give cash buyers something to smile about as well.
The compact size of these cars makes them great for city driving, too. Parking is much easier in these smaller models, too. That's not to say that they struggle on the motorway - many are nearly as refined as their bigger counterparts.
We've rounded up 10 of the best small cars on the market. Click the links on the left to find out which one is right for you. Or, for an alternative look at the best small cars on the market today, visit our sister site Carbuyer.co.uk.