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BMW 1 series review 2011

BMW 1 Series review

Technology Sets It Apart Body Design Strays Little From Original, And That Was No Looker High Technology Is Now Available Further Down Market, At A Price rating **** out of 5 For – terrific performance, handling, quality Against – expensive, anonymous looking BMW’s new 1 series stood out from the crowd of debutants at the Frankfurt Car Show because […]

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Rude Health Of German Automakers Threatened By Financial Ferment

Rude Health Of German Automakers Threatened By Financial Ferment You would never guess from looking at the impressive products and listening to the breast-beating CEO speeches at the Frankfurt Car Show that Europe’s automotive industry was on the brink of turmoil. Just last month it seemed sunlit uplands awaited German manufacturers, which had sensibly used […]

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Fiat Chrysler Merger Goes Well, But External Factors Threaten

Fiat’s merger with Chrysler is progressing impressively, but its achievements are being overshadowed by gloomy economic prospects, according to a report from Citigroup Global Markets. Despite this, Fiat still faces major challenges, said the report’s author Citigroup auto analyst John Lawson. “Fiat has moved faster and more decisively than any observer dared assume in the […]

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volkswagen golf cabriolet 2011 review

VW Golf Cabriolet review

At last a replacement for the iconic Golf Cabriolet and Volkswagen now owns the factory. **** out of 5 For: Perfect antidote to British weather Against: Nothing except that it looks like an Audi A3 Cabriolet                                     In view of its platform sharing strategy and amid accusations of badge engineering, the Volkswagen Group design team under Walter de Silva […]

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Toyota Yaris review 2011

Toyota Yaris review

Embattled Toyota is desperately trying to hold on to its number one slot rating **** out of 5 For: Does what it says on the rather dull tin. 5 year warranty Against: For its likely customers, nothing  As Toyota slowly emerges from the two most difficult period in its 74 year life, the question on every commentator’s lips […]

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