Mercedes-Benz A-Class
In-depth reviews

Mercedes A-Class review (2005-2012)

The A-Class is hard to recommend unless you need compact MPV space.

Toyota Prius
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Toyota Prius Hatchback review (2004-2009)

Toyota is a fine effort and a tribute to the company's engineers. Yet the hybrid concept still isn't sophisticated enough to beat the best diesel family hatches.

Hyundai Accent
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Hyundai Accent Hatchback review (2006-2009)

The Accent is good, but when you compare it to the leap Hyundai made with the Santa Fe SUV, the hatch proves to be a bit of a disappointment.

Saab 9-5
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Saab 9-5 review (1998-2009)

The latest 9-5 is disappointing, with competitive pricing failing to compensate for age-related shortcomings.

Vauxhall Astra
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Vauxhall Astra TwinTop review (2006-2011)

The Astra TwinTop is capable and desirable. Cheap to buy and run, it's an enjoyable drive too, if not as good as VW's class-leading Eos.

Volkswagen Eos
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Volkswagen Eos review

The Eos proves that VW is capable of building great cars. With a stiff body, handsome looks and good road manners, it has few weaknesses.