You've got it wrong guys, you need at least 3 tests to be extra good when you pass! I may have passed on my 4th, but I did get no minors...
I've got a 1995 Renault Clio, and I deliberately went for the diesel model. This means that it's not too nippy for normal driving (although it was a lot better than the 1.8 diesel fiesta I test drove) but it doesn't slow down at all if you put loads of people in it, or attach a boat. I often tow a big heavy traditional 14" sailing boat, and it doesn't really affect performance all that much. Plus, it's seriously economical!
Being a diesel it is also what I suspect Tim M would describe as "heavy as a tank", but it does at least have power steering! I'd agree with the 205 comment too. Also, 306's are a bit bigger, but especially the Turbo Diesel are fairly good pulling cars, and aren't too bad to insure.
Currently though, I'm looking to change to a 4x4 with a diesel engine, just cos I always end up in silly places like remote scotland/wales, and I want something with a lot of room. The Clio's off road performance is slightly lacking...