If you have kids, you'll be more than aware of the unimaginable volumes of extra clobber you have to haul around on a daily basis. Babies in particular - how can something so small command such a large slice of the Earth's resources?
It's all very well cars having enough space to seat adults, but what buyers really need is a big enough boot to store prams, extra shopping and the inevitable holiday paraphernalia each summer.
But which five-door family hatchbacks supply you with that all-important space? We've picked 11 of the best - we would have gone for ten, but several cars share the same volume - as well as singling out the stingiest luggage-hauler on the market. It may surprise you...
It's been a creeping trend for two decades, but these days all new cars are advertised with their power rated in "PS" rather than "hp".
You'll have noticed "PS" figures used in many reviews and news stories on carwow. This can be confusing for those of you used to horsepower ratings - so we're going to cast a light on it. Just what is "PS"?
If you're looking for a small hatch as a local runabout, Audi's A3 has always been the upmarket choice of the discerning consumer. It's enough of a VW Golf to make a reasonable ownership proposition and sufficiently different to impress the neighbours.
But Audi themselves have now muddied the waters with the Polo-based A1. With many of the same advantages, but in a smaller, lighter body, which of the two should you go for if you've got your heart set on Ingolstadt's four rings? We're weighing the two cars up in an in-house face-off...
So you've decided to put your money behind the four rings of Ingolstadt and buy yourself an Audi A3, but with three bodystyles on offer, which is the A3 for you?
We're here to slice through the fluff and bring you the headlines for each style - hatch, sportback and saloon - to help you make your choice.
If you've shortlisted the Nissan Juke, with the help of carwow's Car Chooser of course, you're probably now at the stage of picking your ideal specification.
There's plenty of choice in the range, so we've put together a short guide to the available colours to help you make your mind up before you head down to the Nissan dealer.
You have a family. That, some might say, is the difficult bit over and done with.
Until you have to choose a car for everyone, of course. Virtually every carmaker wants to grab your money touting lifestyle this and flexible that, but how can you separate mere posturing from the cars that'll genuinely make family life easier?
That's where carwow comes in. We've selected five vehicles that do the "family" thing with minimal fuss and good old common sense - read on to see what we've picked...
If you watched Top Gear on Sunday (and as one of the world's most popular TV shows, there's a high likelihood you did), you'll have seen Clarkson and Hammond's teeth unveil the shows's new Reasonably-Priced Car (RPC).
It's a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line which, on the face of it, isn't such a bad choice. But at over £17,000, is it really that Reasonably Priced? We think not - so we've chosen five alternatives that are.
Today marks the first day of the new, lower London Congestion Charge exemption limit, at just 75 grams per kilometre of CO2.
It's ended exemption for dozens of vehicles, and only those who placed an order for a car prior to July or who currently own an exempt vehicle will get to enjoy a further three years of exemption.
All is not lost, however - as there's still a healthy, and growing list of vehicles which remain exempt from the new limits.