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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
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Rivals

As the old adage goes, 'if it isn't broke, don't fix it,' and that's certainly the path Volkswagen has followed with the Golf. This, the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf, is technically an all-new car but shares much with the previous model - that's no bad thing as the previous generation model was a superb all-rounder. The latest car is even... read more

PROS

Supremely refined, upmarket interior, good choice of efficient engines, low-emission BlueMotion model available

CONS

Not particularly striking to look at, expensive compared to similarly equipped alternatives

Ford Focus Hatchback (05-11)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Developing a replacement for the much-loved original Focus was an unenviable task, but Ford has successfully delivered.The second generation Focus is stylish, well equipped and is proving itself to be reliable. Plus while it's still as good to drive as ever, there's now more interior space and a genuine feeling of quality.A mid-life facelift means... read more

PROS

Good to drive, smart looking, wide choice of engines and trim levels, comfortable interior, refined ride, low emissions ECOnetic model available

CONS

Boot and rear passenger space could be more practical

Renault caused a real stir when it launched the 2002 Renault Megane with its angular styling and distinctive rear. This generation Megane is a huge improvement in terms of interior quality, ride and handling but sadly it lacks the same styling flair and looks conventional as a result. Much better to drive than predecessor The good news is that... read more

PROS

  • Good build quality
  • Comfortable ride
  • Impressive extras
  • Improved steering feel

CONS

  • Conventional styling
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Fiddly controls

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