The latest new car sales figures suggest that superminis are more popular among buyers than ever, but which ones should you add to your shortlist, and what's new on the market?
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Superminis – best buys on sale now
1 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club (AC) 5dr
Target Price £10,590
It's pricey for a supermini, but worth every penny. For refinement, cabin quality and space, the Corsa is on a much higher level than most superminis and a joy to drive. Club spec is the middle one of five, but is the first trim on which you get essentials such as curtain airbags and split-fold rear seats.
2 Suzuki Swift 1.5 GLX 5dr
Target Price £8,979
The Japanese are good at building small cars, and the Swift is better than most. It's stylish, smart and fun, with a punchy engine and plenty of equipment.
3 Fiat 500 1.2 Pop
Target Price £8,100
This modern interpretation recaptures the style of the original 500 from 1957. It's huge fun just to be in, and the revvy 1.2-litre engine suits it perfectly. At this price, how can you say no?
Worth waiting for? Superminis on sale in the next year
Ford Ka November 2008
Alfa Romeo Mito January 2009
Hyundai i20 January 2009
Seat Ibiza SportCoupe early 2009
Kia Soul spring 2009
Toyota iQ spring 2009
Audi A1 late 2009
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