You’ve done the research, read the reviews and maybe even taken your next new car, SUV or truck for a test drive. Now, the big question is: Which version?
It’s a common pitfall navigating through lots of choices. After all, not everything in life is created equally and the same often applies to cars too. Most people expect that the more you spend, the better it will be.
But in this day and age of standardised high levels of safety and specification, is this strictly the case anymore? Some models, like the Suzuki Swift, Subaru Forester, Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ and Volkswagen Golf, are very consistent across the range, so our advice there is to buy what you can afford. Easy.
Others, however, may hold a surprise or two, so don't buy any one of the following until you've read to the end. Especially if you're on a budget...