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Volkswagen Jetta (06-10)

4 out of 5 4.0

Volkswagen has returned to the original Jetta name for its smaller family saloon, relegating the previous Vento and Bora names to history. While the Golf influence is obvious from the front and from behind the wheel, the rear has much in common with the upmarket Passat and it's a good alternative to the larger four-door. The Jetta is good to drive... read more

PROS

Well built and reliable, cheaper and smaller alternative to a Passat, good choice of engines

CONS

Not as practical as a Golf, dull image, noisy TDI engines

Volvo S40 (04-12)

4 out of 5 4.0

This Volvo S40 is a clean break from the model that ran from 1996-2004. Whereas the old car picked up a slightly dowdy image by the end of its life, this model is stylish and well proportioned. It has some unique touches too - especially inside thanks to its clever 'floating' centre console - while the chunky styling gives an air of solidity. It... read more

PROS

Safe and comfortable on the move, stylish cabin, great seats

CONS

Lacks the prestige of premium alternatives and not as good to drive, firm ride, cramped rear seats

The Megane Saloon is rare in offering a relatively wide choice of engines, although still not quite as many as the hatchback. It's a less popular than other versions of the Megane in the UK because smaller saloon models are less sought-after. It also lacks the distinctive appearance of the hatch which is a significant part of that car's appeal. A... read more

PROS

High safety and equipment levels, comfortable to drive

CONS

Not as practical as the hatch, can be tricky to sell on, reliability problems

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