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Fiat Panda hatchback

Fiat Panda review

Whether it’s the basic hatchback or rugged 4x4 and Cross, the Panda is fun utilitarian transport
20 Jun 2017
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Volkswagen Passat hatchback

Volkswagen Passat TDi 170 review

VW says the new Passat rivals the 3-series - reality or simply wishful thinking?
5 Apr 2015
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Audi Q3 SUV

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Quattro review - price, specs and 0-60 time

Audi's new compact SUV is here to rival the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque - but can it offer evo levels of driver appeal?
24 Feb 2015
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Volkswagen Passat hatchback

Volkswagen Passat CC review - price, specs and release date

Budget Mercedes CLS alternative
3 Feb 2015
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Volkswagen Golf R hatchback

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet review

The Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet sees the mk6 Golf bow out as a 261bhp, front-drive drop-top
27 Jan 2015
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Audi A6 saloon

Audi A6 saloon review - price, specs and 0-60 time

We review the all new Audi A6 sports saloon. What's the pick of the engine range?
19 Jan 2015
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Volkswagen Jetta saloon

Volkswagen Jetta review - price, specs and 0-60 time

We drive the new Volkswagen Jetta. Is it a Golf with a boot, or something more special?
7 Jan 2015
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BMW 5 Series saloon

BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics review

BMW has boosted economy for the 520d to turn it into the most frugal big exec, with mpg and CO2 to rival a supermini
1 Jan 2015
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Abarth 500 hatchback

Fiat 500 Abarth buying guide

The reborn fast 500 is reliable, holds its value well and is a hoot to drive. Here’s what you need to know
30 Dec 2014
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BMW 5 Series saloon

BMW 535i GT review - price, specs and 0-60 time

Need a car that’s part luxury saloon, part SUV, part coupe? Well, here it is…
9 Dec 2014
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Porsche Cayenne SUV

Porsche Cayenne buying guide

You can now pick up an example of the Porsche Cayenne performance SUV for under £10,000. Buying guide essentials here
6 Jun 2014
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Audi RS4 saloon

Audi RS4 B7 (2006-2008) - buyers guide

Audi's second RS4 surprised us all with its exceptional engine and handling when it was launched in 2006.
21 Mar 2014
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Bentley Continental GT coupe

Bentley Continental GT buying guide

The Bentley Continental GT combines near-supercar pace with a reputation for reliability – and all from just £25,000
23 Sep 2013
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Hyundai Veloster coupe

Hyundai Veloster Turbo review

We drive the turbocharged version of the Hyundai Veloster coupe. A value alternative to the VW Scirocco?
13 Aug 2013
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Honda S2000 convertible

Honda NSX buying guide

This was the car that forced Ferrari to rethink its whole approach to building supercars – here’s what to look for today
21 May 2013
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide

With prices starting at £10,000, the original, Rover-engined Elise looks awfully tempting. Here’s everything you need to know
14 May 2013
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TVR Sagaris coupe

TVR Sagaris buying guide

It was the last TVR, and arguably the best car the company ever made. Still highly sought-after, it’s a safe place to put your money, but what should …
8 May 2013
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Renault Clio hatchback

2013 Renault Captur review

The Renault Captur is a Nissan Juke rivaling crossover, and a fast Renaultsport version could be due
25 Apr 2013
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Noble M12 GTO buying guide

This British road-racer handles like a big Elise yet has the pace to humble supercars – and now you can pick up a low-mileage example for the price of…
5 Apr 2013
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Ford Focus ST hatchback

Ford Focus ST buying guide

Slightly overshadowed by the RS, the Focus ST is a fast and capable hatch in its own right. Here’s all the essential buying information
3 Apr 2013
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Mazda MX-5 convertible

Mazda MX-5 Mk1 buying guide

The original MX-5 is huge fun, every-day useable, and, at around £1500 for a good one, very affordable.
19 Mar 2013
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Ferrari F430 coupe

Ferrari F430 buying guide

It’s got more power than an F40, yet it was one of the first truly ‘useable’ Ferraris – you can now get a good one for £60,000
12 Mar 2013
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Skoda Octavia hatchback

2013 Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI review

The third generation Skoda Octavia offers something different to its A3, Golf and Leon cousins
16 Jan 2013
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Audi A6 saloon

Audi S6 saloon review

The new Audi S6 swaps its predecessor's thirsty V10 engine for a 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that combines strong performance with decent fuel econom…
18 Apr 2012