11 Dec: Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI

… Audi A3 Sportback 35 TDI … “That’s the new 35 isn’t it?” The question came from a die-hard fan of a rival German make. So on that basis, the new Audi A3 Sportback with its noticeably deeper front grille must have made an impression. Then the questions followed thick […] Read more »

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12 Nov: Toyota GR Yaris

… Toyota GR Yaris … Toyota has got its mojo back, and it’s good to see. 25 years after its World Rally Team got a severe rap on the knuckles, the arrival of Tommi Makinen has provided a blast of fresh Scandinavian air. At the present time the Toyota Gazoo […] Read more »

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04 Nov: Honda Jazz eHEV

… Honda Jazz SE eHEV … The Honda Jazz has been around for 20 years now, but one thing has remained unchanged, it is still one of the most practical cars in its class. There are however some folk who think this is simply a cute and pretty small MPV, […] Read more »

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23 Oct: Suzuki Ignis SZ5

… Suzuki Ignis SZ5 … Car manufacturers shouldn’t underestimate the appeal of a flat top dash. For those engaged in more nomadic pursuits, the car is not just a means of transport, it’s an office on wheels. Often you will see cars parked in Motorway Service Areas or lay-bys with […] Read more »

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24 Sep: Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender … The arrival of a new Land Rover Defender seems to have upset more people than it has pleased. The traditionalists don’t like it because it is bigger, heavier and can’t be fixed with a bag of spanners and a hammer. As for the rest, they are […] Read more »

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15 Sep: Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross … The SUV crossover styling of the Suzuki S-Cross and the reasonable price tag may well attract many potential punters keen on a bargain, whereas the badge on the grille may not have quite the same appeal to those of a more socially aspirational nature. That is […] Read more »

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09 Sep: SsangYong Tivoli T GDi

… SsangYong Tivoli T GDi … At less than twenty grand, the SsangYong Tivoli has got to be worth a look for anyone considering the purchase of a compact SUV styled family saloon. In fact the people who are most likely to buy this machine are those who will want […] Read more »

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02 Sep: Mazda 2

… Mazda 2 GT Sport Nav … The latest refreshed Mazda 2 looks as good as ever, and smart enough to attract potential punters who may never have considered the marque before. What may deter them is the rather modest 89 bhp 1.5 litre turbo-less engine under the bonnet which […] Read more »

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19 Aug: Nissan Juke Tekna

Nissan Juke Tekna … Hard to believe but the original Nissan Juke was launched almost ten years ago now, and hasn’t the ugly duckling turned into a handsome swan? Maybe that’s a bit harsh, but the original car with its bug-eyed headlamps and bulging haunches looked different at best, and […] Read more »

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12 Aug: Kia Niro Hybrid

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV … You’d be hard pushed to detect that the new Kia Niro is a hybrid. It does everything at least as good as, if not better, than a ‘normal’ car. Although it looks like a sport wagon / estate car / hatchback that can’t make […] Read more »

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