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Aston Martin Rapide review 2009

Aston Martin Rapide review

A Sports Car For All The Family Sales Start In Spring Of 2010 It Had Better Be Good, It’s 50 Per Cent More Than A Panamera “the Rapide won’t stir arguments about its looks. It is simply beautiful; no ifs, no buts, no talk about beauty being in the eye of the beholder” Fictional British […]

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Mazda CX-7 review

False Start Remedied By New Diesel Engine Whoops! It Still Doesn’t Have An Automatic Gearbox Great Value, Classy Looks Inside And Out, Excellent Quality *** out of 5 Mazda rarely puts a foot wrong with its marketing, but it dropped a clanger with its initial CX-7 SUV. It tried to sell this huge vehicle as some […]

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Seat Exeo review

Is This The Most Sensible Family Car Ever? Regurgitated Audi A4 Slashes Development Costs You Get Premium Quality At Bog-Standard Prices **** out of 5 The Catch? It Does Look A Little Nondescript The SEAT Exeo looks eerily familiar because it is the old Audi A4 thinly disguised. But it also might be the most intelligent […]

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Toyota Prius III review

Finally Provides Fantastic Economy   Not Enough For Toyota, Which Persists With OTT Claims Much Improved Performance And Interior Too **** out of 5 The petrol-electric Toyota Prius hybrid is all about fuel economy, so let’s get right to it. The old Prius II might have been a technological marvel, but it was a bit of […]

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Kia Cee’d review

  Is It 5 Grand Worse Than A VW Golf? Capable, Smart, Undercuts European Competition Mind-Boggling 7 Year Guarantee Is A Deal Clincher **** out of 5 Dopey Name The Only Negative LIVERPOOL Kia has face-lifted and revised its highly successful Cee’d small family car, although you’d be hard pressed to tell the new model from the […]

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Volkswagen Polo review

Is It A Golf Or Is It A Polo? New VW Polo Moves Upmarket, Like Everybody Else Polo Looks Terrific, Drives Well, With Top Quality *** out of 5 Competition Strong: Jazz Best, Korean’s Massive Guarantees  VW’s new Polo is now on sale. This is the fifth iteration of the car in 34 years, and every time […]

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Opel-Vuxhall Astra review

  Ailing Opel-Vauxhall’s New Astra Faces Tough Challenges Astra Looks Good, Drives Well, Better All Round Than Previous Model Expensive; And Doubts About Ownership Won’t Enhance Prospects **** out of 5 ELLESMERE PORT, England – Opel-Vauxhall couldn’t have chosen a more difficult time to launch the new Astra, its most important car. Car sales in Western Europe are […]

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Kia Sedona review

Handsome, Practical MPV, Priced To Go Seven Year Guarantee Trumps Everything Massive MPV With Civilised Driving Attributes ***** out of 5 As a so-called empty-nester, I’m never going to buy an MPV like the Kia Sedona 3. But after driving it around for about 10 days and almost 1,400 miles, I snuck around to my neighbours […]

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Audi A5 Sportback review 2009

Audi A5 Sportback review

Cute And Practical Sweeping Roof Line Adds Pizzazz Without Sacrificing (Much) Space Bewildering List Of Choices Awaits Potential Buyers **** out of 5 Audi’s relentless new product march continues, with the A5 Sportback completing the A5 line-up of hatchback, coupe and cabriolet. The Sportback may be a nicer way of saying hatchback, but that isn’t fair […]

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Porsche Panamera review

Porsche Panamera review Dynamic, Classy Pricey BMWs, Mercs, Audis Likely To Wilt Against This Competition Porsches, Premium Makers Generally Make Last Stand In Frankfurt **** out of 5 “Where is King Canute II when we need him?” SILVERSTONE, England It was the kind of invite that makes it worth getting up in the morning. “Dear Neil, we […]

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