Infiniti's BMW 3-series rival is interesting, but ultimately flawed
The Q50 has appeal, but its steering is curious
Ford's compact crossover is based on the Fiesta
Low quality and undistinguised dynamics held the EcoSport back in our road test
The E-Hybrid showed how Porsche's Panamera could take on the city
Sadly, the Panamera's hybrid tech feels like more a curse than a blessing
In gaining practicality, the Fiat 500L lost some of its charm
The 500L trades principally on style, and sadly that's not enough
The Paceman All4 JCW is a decent driver's car, but it's not a premium experience
For its £29,440 asking price, the All4 JCW should offer more
The CT200h feels like nothing more than a posh Prius
The CT200h is let down by its poor performance and disconnected driving experience
The Micra earns its place here by being just mediocre in so many ways
The Micra feels cheap, and comes with only mediocre driving dynamics
BMW's premium saloon has confusing controls and bland looks
The sad fact is that the 7-series is no longer the luxury benchmark it once was
Fiat's tiny 875cc engine feels breathless in this Alfa
The Mito's rivals offer up more modern, competent and complete driving packages
The DS4 simply isn't distinctive or stylish enough to justify its existence
The DS4 feels more like a C4 in drag than a standalone model
A few weeks ago Andrew Frankel picked his top 50 best cars in sale in Britain today.
There's a flipside, though, because while we were busy naming the best cars on sale today, we also had to choose those models which fall drastically short of our expectations.
Welcome, then, to our list of the worst cars on sale in this country.
10 - Infiniti Q50 2.2D
Worryingly, the firm’s top brass must have driven the Q50 back to back with a BMW 3-series and concluded that it was at least competitive. It isn’t.
9 – Ford EcoSport
Ford is not the only manufacturer to get a car into both the top five and the bottom 10, but the EcoSport still represents an amazing drop in form.
World’s first luxury sporting plug-in hybrid. But its power delivery is annoying, the price high and the base diesel better and more frugal in daily use.
7 – Fiat 500L
Proof that there are limits to the elasticity of brands even as strong as the 500. If you think it isn’t much to look at, wait until you drive it.
Take a Countryman and remove the main point of buying one (its five doors and practical interior). If the Paceman has a point, we can’t see it.
5 – Lexus CT200h
Not much more than a posh Prius with an inflated price. It would have been overtaken many times by newer rivals were it not already at the back.
4 – Nissan Micra
Some cars make this rogue’s gallery because of one appalling impediment, but the Micra is here because it’s miserably mediocre in so many areas.
3 – BMW 7-series
It was probably the least desirable mainstream luxury saloon even when it was new back in 2008. Today, it’s mightily far off the pace.
Putting a two-cylinder, 0.9-litre engine in a Fiat Panda is charming. But it makes this under-achieving Alfa slow, dull and not even that frugal.
The Citroën DS4 wants you to think that it’s a unique crossover crusader. It’s not. It’s an expensive C4 in drag.
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