1. Ford Fiesta
There’s a reason the Ford Fiesta has been Britain’s best-selling new car for so long. It offers a winning blend of practicality, ride comfort, low noise and affordability, and tops this already appealing package off with some of the most enjoyable and invigorating handling around. The Fiesta’s nippy driving dynamics manage to make even the most boring journey feel entertaining, while its composure and stability on the motorway is remarkable for a car of its size. Throw in a great range of efficient engines and cheap servicing and maintenance costs, and it’s easy to forgive the fact that the rear seats aren’t quite as spacious as those of some rivals. Any engine is good, but we like the economical 1.25-litre petrol in 81bhp form best.
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