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Volvo S60 review 2010

Volvo S60 review

Handsome Swede Fights Impeccable Competition Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Safety Ideas Will Attract Buyers Competitive Prices Needed To Shake Awesome Rivals *** out of 5 For – handsome, great safety ideas, comfortable Against – can’t match competition, too expensive “to assume, makes an ass out of you and me” “Does this thing get set off by […]

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Chevrolet Orlando review 2010

Chevy Orlando review

First Minivan That Doesn’t Look Like One New Chevrolet Shows It Will Be Serious Player In Europe Orlando Is Well Priced, Loaded With Kit rating **** out of 5 For – Looks great, much equipment, drives well, priced to go Against – Avoid petrol motor VALENCIA, Spain – The Chevrolet Orlando turned heads when it was launched […]

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BMW 5 series review 2010

BMW 520d Touring review

Beautiful New Body Shape Will Turn Heads Practical, Well Priced Estate Provides Strong Anti-SUV Case Diesel Engine Has Amazing Power For Two-Litre rating **** out of 5 For – fabulous engine/gearbox, great drive, good value for money Against – ludicrous SatNav, overstated fuel efficiency “that’s a (mpg) shortfall of getting on for 25 per cent. Why do they […]

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Audi A7 review 2010

Audi A7 Sportback review

Yet Another Niche Identified, Filled That Must Be It For Niches, Surely? Beautiful, Sweeping “Coupe” Styling Makes The A7 Stand Out rating **** out of 5 For – handsome, high quality Against – no excess room in the back, dodgy name  “Coupes used to have two doors but manufacturers now use the coupe moniker to laud […]

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Cadillac CTS-V review 2010

Cadillac CTS-V review

Wonderful Coupe Eclipses Germans Everything You Thought About Americans Reversed By This Caddy Luckily For Europe, Cadillacs Will Be A Limited Presence For A While rating ***** out of 5 For – beautiful, exhilarating Against – nothing (see below) SCHENGEN, Luxembourg – Walking towards the Cadillac CTS-V in the car park, a few stereotypes crossed my mind. […]

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Audi A1 review 2010

Audi A1 review

Smallest Audi Yet Looks Understated But Classy Audi Eschews Mini, Fiat 500 Retro Cute Route Decides against creating Mini-like sub-brand For – high quality finish inside and out, stylish Against – pricey for cash, lacks utility rating *** out of 5 “There’s a standard pop-up display which, if you don’t buy the satnav, will be a continuing reminder […]

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Mazda 5 review 2010

Mazda 5 review

Smart MPV Which Does The Job Looks To Be Priced Below Much Of The Competition People Movers Under Pressure As SUVs, Estate-Cars Move In *** out of 5 For – well-priced, good quality, looks ok, versatility personified Against – SUVs do all this and more  PADSTOW, Cornwall I’ve just got a bit more excited about the new […]

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Fiat Twin Air 500 review 2010

Fiat Twin-Cylinder 500 review

Fiat Develops Twin-Cylinder Engine For 500 Capable Of 72 Mpg And It’s Petrol; Does This Mean The End For Diesel’s Advantage? TwinAir Available Across 500 Range; Might Become Hybrid Engine rating ***** out of 5 For – cute, economical, cutting edge technology Against – for a five star winner, nothing  “You have to hand it to Fiat for […]

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Kia Sportage review 2010

Kia Sportage review 2

New SUV With Two Wheel Drive Well Priced, “Crossover” Is Well Equiped Can Kia Finally Beat The Brand Slags? ***** out of 5 For – beautiful, fully equipped, well priced, massive guaranty Against – I can’t think of any  ZILINA, Slovakia Slovakia is the end bit of former Czechoslovakia, not to be confused with Slovenia, and it […]

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Peugeot RCZ review 2010

Peugeot RCZ review 2

Sporty Coupe Aimed Directly At Audi TTPeugeot Plans More Upmarket Cars With Hors-Serie Label Good Luck With That Project **** out of 5 For – looks great, quality finish, handles well Against – residuals won’t match Germans, no rear room “No doubt traffic cops simply showed the courts a photograph of the angle of the car’s spoiler to […]

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