In this section, I've spent a lot of time weighing up different car fuel types like petrol, diesel, hybrids and fully electric cars, discussing the pros and cons of each fuel type.

Well, for this blog, I'm going simpler.

For this blog, I've taken 10 bodystyles and have selected my top petrol powered car for each! So if it's time to choose a new car and you fancy a petrol, this is definitely the blog for you!

As part of the Volkswagen Group, the SEAT Mii has benefited immensely from the German juggernaut’s engineering might.

And by that I mean that Volkswagen’s engineers designed a car from scratch, copied it three times and put three different badges on it.

And just like that you've got the Volkswagen Up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo.

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, though. Why have three different engineering teams work on three different cars when you can bring them all together and have them design one super city car?

And it's not as if they're identical. Line all three cars up next to each other and you can tell them apart.

The cosmetic tweaks SEAT have put on the base car are bit love-it-or-loathe-it. Personally, I think it looks like Google’s autonomous car — but without all the cuteness.

However, there are a lot of people who like the clean styling so I guess it’s a personal taste thing.

Under the bonnet, you’ve got two engines to choose from — both three cylinders and both 1.0-litre — with 59bhp or 74bhp on offer. There’s not much between the fuel efficiency — 62mpg or 59mpg — and less between the 0-60mph times — 14.4 or 13.2 seconds.

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Seat MII Hatchback

6 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 1.0
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 95 - 106g/km

From £144.88 Per Month

Initial Rental: £869.28 inc VAT

The BMW 3 Series is the quintessential executive saloon. And while there are now other comparable options available (Audi A4, Jag XE, Mercedes C-Class), the 3 Series still reigns supreme.

From its rakish good looks to its pinpoint driving performance, the 3 Series is pretty much as good as it gets if you want four doors and a big boot.

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BMW 3 Series Saloon (2015)

2 derivatives available

  • Doors: 4
  • Engine: 1.5 - 3.0
  • Fuel: P, X, D
  • Body: Saloon
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 44 - 179g/km

From £257.69 Per Month

Initial Rental: £2,319.21 inc VAT

How do you make the best estate possible? You take the best saloon and stretch it, of course!

And that is precisely what BMW did.

They took the 3 Series I just talked about and they stretched it ever so slightly. The new BMW 3 Series Touring version has more space and more practicality yet loses nothing that made the saloon such a runaway hit.

Space is the key selling point here and the Touring model doesn’t disappoint. While the basic boot is increased from 480 litres to 495 litres, it’s the ability to drop the seats that makes the difference. Drop the rear seats flat and boot space tripes to 1,500 litres! It’s like having a small van!

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BMW 3 Series Touring

45 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 1.5 - 3.0
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Estate
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 112 - 227g/km

From £251.58 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,509.48 inc VAT

There’s a reason why the King of Spain, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands and the Presidents of India, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany and Russia use the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

It’s truly exceptional.

And when you take the top off, the S-Class goes to the next level!

(Okay, we don't have a picture of the S-Class cab handy so just look at the normal one and image it without a roof.)

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Mercedes-Benz S Class Cabriolet

4 derivatives available

  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: 4.0 - 6.0
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Sports
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 204 - 325g/km

From £1,522.31 Per Month

Initial Rental: £9,133.86 inc VAT

As the smallest model in the German giant’s lineup, the Audi A1 is a pint-sized distillation of everything great about marquee.

On the outside, it oozes German sophistication with a big grille, sharp lines and angry headlights.

Inside, you might expect the A1 to lag behind its competition — after all, it was launched way back in 2010 — but it doesn’t. The design is premium, the tech is bang up-to-date, the materials are all satisfyingly luxury and the build quality is up there with nuclear reactors and space satellites.

On the road, Audi's opted to keep the A1 tight, taught and firm.

It'll stay perfectly flat through the tightest of corners, which gives it a super sporty feel. Unfortunately, the firm ride does compromise the comfort and if the roads get rough or bumpy, you’ll know all about it.

If you like that sort of highly-tuned, highly-strung ride, the A1 is perfect. If, however, you’d prefer something a little gentler and more relaxing, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.

Engine choice is limited with a handful of petrol engines on offer. The lack of choice isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as there aren’t any duds in the lightweight lineup.

For style-conscious drivers, the Audi A1 is a fantastic option that looks sensational and drives like a (sporty) dream.

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Audi A1 Hatchback

0 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3
  • Engine: 1.0 - 2.0
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 97 - 166g/km

From £185.66 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,113.96 inc VAT

The Audi R8 is a stupidly brilliant car and it gets even better when you tear the roof off it! Despite adding another 125 kg of weight with the roof and folding mechanism, the Audi R8 Spyder never feels bloated or heavy.

And that’s a big achievement for a car that now weighs about the same as a Range Rover Evoque!

Aside from the added dose of fresh air in the cabin, not much has changed between the R8 and the R8 Spyder. With 533 bhp on offer, it’s still mind-bendingly quick and it remains supremely agile thanks to the excellent Quattro four-wheel-drive system.

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Audi R8 Spyder (2016)

0 derivatives available

  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: 5.2
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Sports
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 286 - 332g/km

From £1,566.50 Per Month

Initial Rental: £9,399.00 inc VAT

Launched in 2010 and updated in 2014, the BMW X3 is Beemer's attempt to break into the 4x4 market. Like the Jag did with the F-Pace, BMW have gone for a sportier look, dropping the ride down and smoothing out the more rugged styling.

It’s still got four-wheel drive and a big boot but it doesn’t lean like older 4x4s and it’s way more fun to drive. The driving experience is actually one its biggest selling points. Make no mistake, this is a big ol’ car but it sure as hell doesn’t shift like one.

Under the bonnet, you’ve got a small range of petrol engines and they’re all remarkably good — even in this behemoth of a car. Even the smallest has enough grunt to get a fully loaded X3 flying down motorways without breaking a sweat.

The interior is fantastic too with exceptional space in both the front and back seats. The design is nice and sporty and the build quality is exactly what you’d expect in a BMW.

All in all, the X3 is a superb 4x4 for those with a sporty streak.

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BMW X3 Estate

12 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 3.0
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: 4x4
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 135 - 229g/km

From £284.21 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,705.26 inc VAT

The Land Rover Discovery is the best 4x4 on the market and has been for some time. Delivering a cushy on-road experience and an unstoppable ride off it, the Discovery sets the standard for excellence in the 4x4 market.

Seriously, nothing gets close to challenging it.

While you'd usually plump for a diesel engine with such a big car, the petrols on offer are big and powerful enough to get the Discovery off the line in the blink of an eye.

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Land Rover Discovery SW

17 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 3.0
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: 4x4
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 189 - 284g/km

From £489.63 Per Month

Initial Rental: £2,937.78 inc VAT

First introduced in 1995, the Ford Galaxy has long flown the flag for unexciting but practical MPVs.

However, after four generations, Ford has finally produced a car that has all the same practicality with a remarkably great design!

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Ford Galaxy Estate

23 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 1.5 - 2.3
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: MPV
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: None

From £257.27 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,543.62 inc VAT

The SLC is Mercedes’ smallest performance sports car but don’t let that fool you. This is a seriously quick car, especially after AMG was let loose. The old 5.5-litre V8 is gone and a much smarter bi-turbo V6 sits in its place.

Plant your foot to the floor and experience all the power Mercedes has to offer.

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Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster

7 derivatives available

  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: 1.6 - 3.0
  • Fuel: P, D
  • Body: Sports
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 114 - 186g/km

From £282.07 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,692.42 inc VAT