Introduced to tempt customers for whom a Qashqai was just too exciting, the Tiida was always dull, but it’s also reliable and affordable family transport. Well-equipped too.
Hyundai’s first Santa Fe set the template for affordable SUVs, but it wasn’t the most sophisticated thing around.
Citroen’s rival to the BMW 3 Series has since gone on to create its own standalone brand. It’s flawed, but a very affordable way to get some luxury motoring on your driveway.
Jaguar’s first ever 5 Series rival was criticised in its day for too-retro styling, but it’s a canny buy if you can track down a good one.
Citroen's van with windows, but one not without some hints of Gallic charm. Hugely practical too.
Alfa Romeo is company long associated with attractive coupés and the GT arrived in 2003, based on the popular 156 saloon’s underpinnings.
The 300C's outrageous American looks were not to all tastes, but it's basically a Mercedes E-Class underneath.
Mitsubishi pretty much owns the pickup marketplace in Europe thanks to the L200.
Two open-topped MINI models are offered, and they're more different than you might think.
One of the smarter looking people carriers there is in the used market, the Grandis received a huge boost when a diesel engine was added to the mix.