The Audi A1 is a fine car – it's great to drive, comfortable to sit in and is available with lots of big car options. However, if you can live without a posh badge, the Peugeot 208 and VW Polo offer slightly more for less.get the best price
Sport trim is our recommendation, because it brings 16in alloy wheels (that don’t ruin ride comfort), cruise control and rear parking sensors. You also get a greater range of personalisation options, including a contrasting colour roof.
Engine: 35 TFSI
This 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol gets into its stride even earlier than the 30 TFSI, at around 1500rpm, so not only is it faster outright it's also more flexible. It's considerably more expensive, though. Available in both the Sportback and the Citycarver versions.