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BMW M3

BMW M3 E90/E92 (2007-2013) buying guide

It has one of the greatest naturally aspirated engines ever made – and the chassis to exploit it. Today this could all be yours from just £15k
16 Sep 2019
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Peter Tomalin | 20 years of evo

To mark 20 years of the magazine, we ask Contributor & Former Associate Editor Peter Tomalin to recall his most memorable evo moments
19 Dec 2018
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Used Audi RS5 8T (2010 - 2016) - checkpoints

Can a naturally aspirated, 444bhp sports coupe possibly be a bad second-hand buy?
3 Nov 2018
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Used Audi RS5 8T (2010 - 2016) - buying guide

Can a naturally aspirated, 444bhp sports coupe possibly be a bad second-hand buy?
2 Nov 2018
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Ford Focus RS hatchback

Ford Focus RS Mk2 (2009-2011): buying guide

It's characterful, hard-wearing and has a thoroughly modern power figure. Here's how you could be driving a Mk2 Focus RS for under £20k.
30 Nov 2017
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Nissan 350Z coupe

Nissan 350Z (2003-2009): review, specs and buying guide

Nissan's mini muscle car is aging nicely and offers simple pleasures from just £5000. Is it all too good to be true?
16 Nov 2017
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BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 (F10) 2011-2016: review, specs and buying guide

Controversial but also mighty, the BMW M5 F10 was the first of a new breed of M-cars. Today you can buy one from just £30k.
6 Nov 2017
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Nissan 350Z coupe

Nissan 350Z 2003-2009: review, specs and buying guide

Nissan's mini muscle car is aging nicely and offers simple pleasures from just £5000. Is it all too good to be true?
31 Oct 2016
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S2 buying guide

There are many versions of the S2 Elise – and they’re all brilliant. Here’s the low-down
6 May 2015
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S2 buying checkpoints

These are the things you need to know about buying the Lotus Elise
6 May 2015
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S2 specification and costs

How much to pay for a Lotus Elise S2 and how much it'll cost to run
6 May 2015
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Jaguar XFR coupe

Jaguar XFR specification and costs

How much to pay for a Jaguar XFR and how much it'll cost to run
24 Feb 2015
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Jaguar XFR buying checkpoints

These are the things you need to know about buying the Jaguar XFR
24 Feb 2015
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Jaguar XFR coupe

Jaguar XFR buying guide

Jaguar's 503bhp supercharged M5-worrier can now be had for as little as £20k. Tempted? Here's what you need to know
24 Feb 2015
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Ferrari 599 coupe

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano buying guide

A blisteringly quick and capable Ferrari berlinetta with a detuned Enzo engine, the 599 can now be yours for as little as £70k
9 Feb 2015
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BMW 5 Series Touring

BMW 530d SE Touring review - price, specs and 0-60 time

Estate version of new BMW 5-Series, 3-litre turbodiesel engine, no shortage of options
30 Jan 2015
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Mazda MX-5 convertible

Mazda MX-5 (Mk3) buying guide

After a shaky start, the Mk3 MX-5 soon hit its stride, and the earliest cars are now a very tempting £4k
26 Jan 2015
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Audi S3 hatchback

Audi S3 buying guide

Audi's premium hatch brings 261bhp and a touch of RS-style class for as little as £10k
20 Jan 2015
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Ford Focus RS hatchback

Ford Focus RS (mk2) buying guide

The mk2 Focus RS has a fanatical following – not least among tuners, who squeeze as much as 400bhp from its turbo engine.
17 Dec 2014
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Volkswagen Passat hatchback

Volkswagen Passat R36 review - price, specs and 0-60 time

It could be a junior RS4 – but is it really?
12 Aug 2014
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TVR Tamora buying guide

The oft-overlooked TVR Tamora is one of the best-driving TVRs and good value too. Here's what you need to know when buying a used example.
31 Jul 2013
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Ariel Atom convertible

Ariel Atom buying guide

A great British success story, the Ariel Atom serves up as many thrills as you can handle. Here's what you need to know about buying one.
12 Jun 2013
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Lotus Evora coupe

Lotus Evora buying guide

The ‘practical’ Lotus, with a sublime chassis and up to 345bhp. All from just £30k
30 May 2013
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Volkswagen Scirocco coupe

VW Scirocco buying guide

Quick, stylish, practical and reliable, the Volkswagen Scirocco makes perfect sense as a used buy. Here's what to look out for
28 May 2013