Small cars - really small cars - still stand quite tall, in sales terms. Well, they do if you're Honda, which is still shifting not far off a thousand Jazzes every month. If you think the Jazz is a poor choice of name, or you just don't like aimless, formless music, be aware that this Honda is called a 'Fit' in other markets, so it could be worse.

While it can't escape the silly names brigade it is quite a serious car. Serious because while other machines in the segment serve up meat and two veg, the Jazz does two extraordinary things - it's gigantic inside for such a diminutive car, and it has an innovative back seat.

If that doesn't make you read on, I don't know what will.