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VW Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance 1.4 TSI review – plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance 1.4 TSI review – plug-in hybrid. For – terrific performance, unbelievable economy, great quality. Against – too expensive. ***** £38,175 (before grant of £2,500) If you want CO2 emissions-free motoring you can buy an all-electric car with free range-anxiety added, or you might consider the less purist route and buy a […]

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SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon ST SE Technology 1.0 TSI review

SEAT Leon ST SE Technology 1.0 TSI review. For – impressive quality, plenty of technology, modest looks. Against – no longer the cheap/cheerful option, bland looks. *** £21,480 SEAT is a car brand that despite all the efforts of its marketing maestros to convince the world to the contrary, still without any inherent consumer pulling […]

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Honda Civic review 2017

Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo EX manual review

Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo EX manual review. For – terrific quality, impressive engines, state of the art connectivity, safety, competitive prices. Against – ugly. *** £23,200 Honda has redesigned its Civic family car with this longer, wider and lower version. You can expect all the known Honda virtues of quality and durability, but you […]

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Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift 1.0 Boosterjet SHVS Review

Suzuki Swift 1.0 Boosterjet SHVS Review. For – rock solid, well equipped, looks fine (not great), fantastic engine. Against – lost its knockout looks. **** Price – likely to start at around £11,000 Monte Carlo, Monaco – Suzuki’s designers faced a thankless task  – produce a new Swift, and make it at least as appealing […]

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Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso Plus Review

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso Plus Review. For – cute, well equipped, high quality, drives/goes well. Against – no cup holders, minuscule boot. Rating – **** out of 5 Price £23,795 It’s officially springtime now so there’s no excuse for not getting the roof off and edging closer to nature. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge […]

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Tesla Model X review

Tesla Model X 90 D – review

Tesla Model X 90 D – review. For – handsome, superbly made, thoughtful design, amazing performance. Against – range claims doubts. ***** £109,230 (before £4,500 grant) Tesla Motors’ Model X SUV is so packed with headline grabbing features like the “falcon wing” doors, mind-boggling performance and a giant windscreen, that you might forget the fact […]

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