The best (and worst) cars in every market revealed

Looking for your next new car? We've gathered together the best cars in every market segment, and listed the ones to avoid...

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Darren Moss
30 Mar 2016 12:44 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

The latest Audi TT is brilliant to drive and very easy to live with. It's got a great interior, which will keep tech-savvy drivers happy, and it holds onto its value well. If you can live with the fact that its rear seats are rather cramped, then the TT could make an excellent daily driver while also providing sports car thrills.

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The one to avoid: Nissan 370Z, Infiniti Q60

Best and worst sports cars

The best: Porsche 718 Cayman

The best (and worst) cars in every market revealed

The 718 Cayman is the cheapest new Porsche you can buy, but considering the range still costs from £42,897, that's all relative. What isn't, though, is how enjoyable the Cayman is to drive. It offers brilliant and engaging handling, a high-tech interior and classy looks - we'd suggest that if you're in the market for a sports car, you should buy the 718 Cayman and pocket any difference to any pricier alternative.

Electric car buyers still want a car that feels 'normal' to drive, and that's exactly where the Renault Zoe excels. Its electric motor has enough power to let you charge away from city traffic, but also keep you moving on the motorway. Add to that an interior which has enough space for four to sit in comfort and a fairly large boot, and it's easy to see why the Zoe is a clear winner.

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The ones to avoid: Mahindra e2o, Renault Twizy

Best and worst executive cars

The best: Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport

The Audi A4 was our 2016 What Car? Car of the Year, and it's still our favourite executive choice. It's a technical tour de force that has surpassed everything else in the executive market and impresses with its ride comfort, engine refinement and performance. Our favourite 3.0-litre diesel engine is powerful but economical, while the car's interior is of class-leading quality.

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The ones to avoid Infiniti Q50

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