The Swift Sport is proof that you don't need a lot of money to have an awful lot of fun.
Rev the little engine for all it's worth, work your way up the six closely stacked gears, revel in the agile handling and feel the tyres dig into the road as you carve through a series of corners ñ all with a huge grin on your face.
Its compact dimensions mean the Swift feels perfectly suited to country roads or for nipping in and out of traffic in town - yet there's enough room inside for a couple of mates in the back.
The Swift might be a supermini but it's crammed with big-car technology; climate control, keyless entry and xenon headlights are standard, along with seven airbags and stability control.
Then there's the price. All this fun and equipment can be yours for less than £13,000 with a bit of haggling. Add a True MPG figure of almost 40mpg and a commendably low insurance rating, and the Swift Sport is the perfect low-cost hot hatch.