Not very long ago a car like the Audi A1 would have seemed faintly absurd. A supermini based on the humble VW Polo that starts at well over £13,000 and can cost more than £20,000 would not have been high on anyone's shopping list.
The Ford Mondeo is starting to grow a little elderly.
The old X3 was one of the few chinks in BMW's armour. Slightly out of proportion and with a harsher ride than some military vehicles, it was a rare case of the Bavarian manufacturer messing things up.
The majority of cars that advertise themselves as seven seaters should really be billed as seating two large adults, three small adults and two children. Rarely do I come across one where I'd like to spend more than a couple of minutes in the third-row seats.
NEW CAR sales in Scotland have reached their highest levels since the financial crisis began.
Way back in the 1980s, Renault began the trend for people carriers with the Espace; 25 years on, their MPVs remain among the most popular in a now crowded market.
Volkswagen's Passat Estate is the essence of a dependable car that does almost everything well. It lacks the pizzaz of its smaller sibling the Golf, but still has the VW badge that signifies quality for so many buyers.
Maserati's stunning drop top, the GranCabrio Sport, goes on sale in October with a price tag to match its looks £102,615.
Infiniti is to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota the luxury arm of a large mainstream manufacturer. But, while Lexus is a household name over here, Infiniti is the new kid on the block.
The old X3 was a rare case of BMW making a car that was unspectacular, so when John Clark BMW in Dundee loaned me the all-new version for the weekend, I was keen to see just how far the improvements went.