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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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Mazda RX-8 R3 review

Anachronistic Gas Guzzler. Fantastic Performance, Equipment, Handling, Quality, Looks, Price. Great Qualities Doomed By Fuel Extravagance. Is Mazda Keeping Rotary Credentials Warm For Hydrogen Age? *** out of 5 You have to admire Mazda’s persistence, its sheer determination not to give up on its rotary engine investment. It has just face-lifted the Mazda RX-8 with […]

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Ford Fiesta Review

Practical And Pretty, A Fantastic Little Car. High Quality, Drives Well; But About 15 Competitors Do Too. As Buyers Downsize, Small Cars Now Loaded With Kit. Will New Honda Jazz Stay At The Top Of The Small Car Pile? **** out of 5 SIENNA, Italy – Ford’s new little Fiesta looks terrific, is beautifully put […]

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Ferrari California Review

Ferrari’s California Dream Car Makes Its Debut At Paris Show PARIS: Most manufacturers at the Paris Car Show were either wringing their hands about economic prospects, or bragging about the environmental friendliness of their engines; but not Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari. Mass car manufacturers are battening down the hatches to ride out the storm […]

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Jeep Cherokee review

Tough, Go-Anywhere SUV Is Priced To Go. Gruff Engine, Jiggly Suspension Don’t Help The Cause. Interior Improvement, Cascade Of Extras Sweeten The Deal. Better Hurry Before SUVs Go The Way Of The Dodo. **** out of 5 “As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, […]

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SEAT Ibiza review

Pretty, Drives Well, Quality Interior, Neat Ideas. You Can Plug In Your Tom-Tom When It’s In Hill-Hold Mode. New Jazz Likely To Retain Lead As Number 1 Supermini. **** out of 5 Volkswagen has transformed Skoda, its Czech brand whose claim to fame used to be for staffing its factories with political prisoners, into a […]

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Aston Martin DBS review

Demands To Be Seen, Will Be Heard. Aston Martin sports cars, despite starring in over-the-top James Bond movies, have always retained a sense of dignity, tradition and restraint. Until now, that is; introducing the new flagship DBS supercar, the first Aston Martin to embrace bling. When you turn on the DBS’s ignition, the words “Power, […]

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