Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/peugeot/107/micro-car/review
Like the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1, which share the same mechanicals, the Peugeot 107 is first and foremost a car for affordable city driving. It's big enough for short runs on the motorway, but its compact dimensions, sharp steering and 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine are perfect for darting through traffic and parking in small spaces.
Citroen C1 review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/citroen/c1/micro-car/review
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The Citroen C1 is a car with no pretence of luxury whatsoever, despite a styling update in April 2012. It's put together at a factory in Poland, alongside its near identical sister cars, the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. Inside, the C1 has a cabin fashioned from hard plastics and painted metal pillars, but it's well designed and feels carefully put together. The entry-level VT feels very basic, but the top-spec VTR+ trim level comes with alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a leather steering wheel as standard. For buyers looking for cheap transport however, it has some of the lowest fuel, insurance and tax costs on the market, even though the diesel model has been dropped from the line-up.
Peugeot 208 review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/peugeot/208/hatchback/review.
Small Peugeots have always been a hit with UK buyers - the 205, 206 and 207 sold in their hundreds of thousands. Now the Peugeot 208 is here and it's meant to rival the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo with a new blend of style and quality. While it certainly looks the part inside and it, with a much higher quality cabin, it just doesn't drive as well as its rivals, mainly because underneath that pretty body is an updated platform from the old 207. That said, you can choose from a wide range of new engines including some frugal diesels and a pair of three-cylinder petrols. In addition, the vast majority of models come with lots of equipment as standard.
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Fiat Panda review - CarBuyer
Full review at: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/fiat/panda/hatchback/review
Larger and more spacious, the latest Panda features more rounded styling than its predecessor and is designed to be the most practical and versatile version yet. Offered with a fantastic choice of petrol and diesel engines in either two, three or four-cylinder layout, the Panda is highly economical and offers great no-frills transport. The cabin is stylish and reasonably well made and although rear passengers get slightly less legroom than in the Volkswagen up! or Kia Picanto, unique features such as the folding front seat do make up for it. The Panda is also great fun to drive around town and if you opt for one of the twin-cylinder TwinAir models, owners are exempt from paying Road Tax.
Ferrari FF review - CarBuyer
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Full reviewt: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ferrari/ff/coupe/review
The FF is a radical departure for Ferrari, as it's the first four-wheel-drive car that the Italian manufacturer has ever produced. It's powered by a 6.3-litre V12 engine and is capable of speeds over 200mph. The distinctive bodywork was designed by Pininfarina, and the FF offers levels of comfort and space which have never previously been seen in a Ferrari.
Chevrolet Aveo review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/chevrolet/aveo/hatchback/review
The Chevrolet Aveo boasts high levels of standard equipment, and a new, motorbike-inspired interior. The funky rev counter and LED speedometer add a sporty touch to the Aveo's cabin, while the coupe-inspired styling, including hidden rear door handles and aggressive headlights, adds even more kerbside appeal. The Aveo is more practical than the excellent Suzuki Swift, and with prices set to undercut many of the class leaders, Chevrolet has created a tempting package. A new diesel version should also be one of the most frugal cars in its class too.
Renault Twingo review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/renault/twingo/hatchback/review
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Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/renault/twingo/hatchback/review
The Renault Twingo has always been a roomy and likeable city car -- it simply hasn't had the looks to attract style-conscious buyers and its cabin has trailed on quality. Now Renault has gone some way to answering those criticisms with this updated version, which costs from £8,995 and goes on sale in January.
Chevrolet Spark review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/chevrolet/spark/hatchback/review
The Chevrolet Spark is a big step forward when you compare it to the Matiz which it replaced. The bold nose and angular shape is designed to appeal to younger buyers, but in reality the Spark looks fussy compared to rivals such as the Hyundai i10. Power comes from a choice of two petrol engines - 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre - and both can return more than 55mpg. Considering how small the Spark is, passenger space is good, but the boot is small. And while the cabin looks smart, the hard, shiny plastics that it's made from feel cheap.
Suzuki Splash review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/suzuki/splash/hatchback/review
If there's one thing Suzuki knows a thing or two about, then it's making small cars. The Splash is, largely, another fine example of Suzuki's ability to maximise space and efficiency. Despite being tall it still looks cute, but there's loads of passenger room front and back. Sadly, the boot is far too small to make it a serious family runabout. And while it's well built, the cabin doesn't have a great deal of flair. All three engines are cheap to run, but none especially quick.
Toyota iQ review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/toyota/iq/micro-car/review
It's not big but it is quite clever. Toyota's iQ city car is just three metres long but it can carry two adults and two small children - and is very well equipped. It's at its best around towns, where its compact size makes it easy to park.Running costs are low but if you intend to rely on the iQ as your only car, think carefully about the kind of trips you make. For example, you do have to choose between passenger space or luggage space -- you can't have both.
Ford KA review - CarBuyer
Full Review at: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ford/ka/hatchback/review
The original Ford Ka was much loved for its cute looks, funky interior and entertaining handling, yet this second-generation model feels more straight-laced and less fun. It shares many of its mechanical parts with the Fiat 500: in fact, they're built in the same factory. There are two engines, one petrol and one diesel, while a wide range of trim levels offers plenty of scope for personalisation -- including some crazy looking stickers. Entry models aren't very well equipped as standard, but flagship versions are luxurious.
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Kia Optima review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/kia/optima/saloon/review
The Kia Optima is an attempt to introduce something a little more daring to a segment that includes dull but worthy models like the Toyota Avensis. Its bold looks and well-appointed cabin will draw some attention and it also comes fitted with a 1.7-litre diesel that provides a good balance between performance and running costs.
Peugeot 508 review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/peugeot/508/saloon/review
The Peugeot 508 is the firm's latest contender in the family car class. The looks may be a little divisive but at least they stand out, and this car's abilities are far more than skin deep. As well as being good to drive it's also luxurious and comfortable. The only problem could be with its price -- in range-topping trim it comes close to accomplished executive models such as the BMW 3-Series.
Mitsubishi Shogun review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/mitsubishi/shogun/sports-utility-vehicle/review
While rivals like the Land Rover Discovery 4 have moved upmarket, the Shogun has kept its tyres firmly in the off-road camp. It's virtually unstoppable, and it has built up a loyal customer base that appreciates its dependability and strength.
You do pay for that rugged ability on the road, where the Shogun feels coarse and agricultural to drive compared to its sophisticated rivals. It undercuts them on price though, and there's no denying it looks good. Inside it's spacious, with seats for seven in the long-wheelbase model, but the interior exhibits its rugged focus, with lots of hard and shiny plastics.
2013 Peugeot 107 - promo, HQ
New 107: so urban, so cute!
The 107 is renewed, more modern and even more urban, a spirited response to the thirst for autonomy, independence and freedom!
Its subtle and sophisticated style, inspired by the new look of the Peugeot marque, gives it a new power of attraction.
Great attention has been paid to its appeal without making any sacrifices in terms of its advantages when facing the constraints of city driving; it has become even more practical and fuel-efficient.
SEAT Mii vs Kia Picanto vs Citroen C1 Review - Drive Start
The budget city car sector has never been more competitive and now there are three new motors in the form of the Citroen C1 (same platform as Peugeot 107/Toyota Aygo), the Kia Picanto (same platform as Hyundai i10) and the SEAT Mii. (same platform as Volkswagen UP!/ Skoda Citigo)
Models tested were the Kia Picanto Halo, Citroen C1 VTR+ and the SEAT Mii Sport.
Craig McAlpine from DriveStart puts the cars through their paces to find out what is the new city car king.
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