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Toyota iQ review

  Big Car Features In A Tiny Vehicle. Looks Like A Smart, But Width, Packaging Adds Utility. **** out of 5 At first glance the new Toyota iQ appears to be a little Mercedes Smart city car lookalike. But when you get up close it is bigger and chunkier. Look inside and you will find […]

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Audi Q5 review

Drives More Like A Car Than An SUV. Great Quality, Sophisticated Ride, Handling; But Pricey. Modest Looks Fail To Inspire Wow! Factor, Until You Drive It. **** out of 5 GRANADA, Spain Audi took its time getting into the compact premium SUV market, so you’d expect that this rival for the BMW X3 would be a formidable […]

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Volvo XC60 review

Handsome, Safe, Practical. What A Time To Launch An SUV, Even Disguised As A Crossover. What A Time To Launch Anything, Come To Think Of It. Nifty Slow-Speed Crunch Avoider Might Be A Deal Clincher. **** out of 5 “repetition of global warming mantra is enough to establish the fact” EDINBURGH, Scotland What a time […]

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Ford Ka Review

Pretty, Practical, Well Made. New Body Hugely Better Than Original Bland, Cheap Looking Design. Stylish Options Make Personalisation Easy. I Still Think The Name Is Dopey Though. **** out of 5 IBIZA, Spain It is Ka as in shah, but not to be confused with car. The name of Ford’s smallest car has always been […]

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Smart Fortwo ED review

Battery Power Does The Business In Town. Limited Range A Worry, But Mega Cheap Costs Will Sway Many. Electric Smart Runs Out Of Steam After 60 mph, But So What? Eerie Silence Threatens Pedestrians, Pets, But V8 Recording Will Help ***** out of 5 “There will be a burgeoning market in exterior sound systems. I’d […]

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Honda Jazz review

Simply The Best. Magic Interior Even Better; It Looks A Bit Racier. Previous Car’s “Faults” Ironed Out. Wrinklies Will Still Love It, Younger Downsizers Too. ***** out of 5 Honda says it wanted to make the Jazz the best small car in the world and I can’t think of any reason to argue about that. […]

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BMW 3-Series review

Face-Lifted – A Tweak Here, A Squeeze There. Fantastic Diesel Provides Amazing Seamless Power. Driving Experience Means 3-Series BMW Retains Top Spot. ***** out of 5 Don’t Let The Dealer Experience Put You Off. “Would you believe that a leak in the system which supplies water to the wind screen would too challenging for a BMW […]

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Ford Model T Review

At 100, Shows Modern Car’s Quality, Safety. PARIS Some economic Cassandras predict the Western world is about to revert to the living standards of a century ago, so it’s a good time to find out what it would be like living with the first production motor car, the Ford Model T, which first clanked out […]

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Citroen 2CV Review

  From Peasants And Potatoes To The City PARIS – The Citroen 2CV, celebrating its 60th anniversary at the Paris Car Show, was designed to carry 4 farmers and 50 kilos of potatoes over unmade roads at up to 60 km/h, but ended up as a fashion icon notching up sales of over 5 million. Citroen showed […]

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Skoda Superb review

Huge, Handsome, High Quality. Czech Branch Of VW’s Big Family Saloon Will Phase Passat, For One. Gizmo Changes Saloon Into Hatchback At Touch Of A Button. Time To Dump That Silly Name Though. **** out of 5 “While Skoda agonises about the new name, the country should join in and decide whether it wants to […]

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