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Audi A3 review 2012

Audi A3 review

All New From The Ground Up, But Spot The Difference Audi’s Evolutionary Approach Produces Smart, Inoffensive Look Will New Mercedes A Class Shake Up The Sector? rating: **** out of 5 “Prices start at £19,205 and soar on to heights perhaps never before attempted for small cars” For – understated, quality, high tech Against – pricey, bland If […]

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Skoda Yeti Elegance review 2012

Skoda Yeti Elegance review

4×4 2.0 TDI CR 170 PS Another example of Skoda high quality, practicality Stunning performance from one of Volkswagen Group’s most powerful diesels. For – A refreshing take on the small SUV. Against – No automatic available on the 170 PS engine The Yeti that is reputed to roam the Himalayan region of Tibet may be a legend […]

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SEAT Mii eeviw 2012

SEAT Mii review

Back to Basics On our camera infested, congested roads do we need transport any better than this? For – Remarkable performance and refinement for a city car Against – Looks too much like a VW Up! and a Skoda Citigo I can’t believe that even in its present badge engineering mood, Volkswagen could spin Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley […]

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Renault Twizy review 2012

Renault Twizy review

Practical Electric Commuter Vehicle Brave Attempt To Enter Practical, Low-End Electric Market Glorified Golf Cart Makes More Sense Than Pricey Car With Range Angst rating: *** out of 5 “it feels like a prototype, rather than a ready-for-prime-time vehicle” For: sprightly, head-turning, commuter vehicle Against: poor interior, noisy, no weather protection, too expensive It has a silly name (apparently […]

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Vauxhall Ampera review 2012

Vauxhall Ampera review

Petrol Motor Eliminates Range Anxiety“Green” Brighton Council’s Counter-Productive Electric Car “Incentives” “Maybe we should revert to the traditional meaning of “green” as immature, lacking experience, stupid” ***** out of 5 Blows Away Battery-Only Pretenders Hugely Expensive, Even After Official Handouts For – impressive high-tech green formula which works Against – pricey I was tempted to use the phrase “I’ve […]

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Audi A6 Allroad review 2012

Audi A6 Allroad review

Rugged, Luxury Load-Lugger Is It an Estate Car, Station Wagon Or Shooting Brake? If You’re Embarrassed To Be Seen In An SUV, This Is For You rating: **** out of 5 For – lugs loads of stuff, even off-road, in luxury Against – an SUV would do more You would think that the rise of the SUV would […]

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Chrysler 300C review 2012

Chrysler 300C review

Great Looks Now Even Better But High Price, Low Sales Target Means Germans Won’t Be Worrying If Prices Were Close To U.S. Ones, Chrysler Would Clean Up rating: **** out of 5 For – fabulous looks Against – tough sell at these prices against Europeans The Chrysler 300C turned heads when it first went on sale in Europe […]

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Toyota Prius+ review 2012

Toyota Prius+ review

Pundits who 15 years ago thought Toyota mad for throwing its weight behind hybrid technology must now be eating their words. In that time, Toyota has sold four million full hybrid vehicles. Toyota has sold 2.6 million versions of the Prius in the last ten years. Flushed with the success of the original Prius, Toyota […]

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Kia Cee'd review 2012

Kia Cee’d review

VW Golf, Ford Focus Watch Out New Korean Small Family Car An Even Bigger Threat **** out of 5 “raised build and interior quality to almost premium levels, and retained the same industry-leading guarantees” For – handsome, high quality, drives well, unbeatable guarantee Against – name still doesn’t resonate in residual values The Koreans built their bridgehead in […]

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Mazda CX-5 review 2012

Mazda CX-5 review

New Compact SUV With A Fight On Its Hands “Skyactiv” Really Means “Well Honed” Mazda Says Hybrids, Electric Cars Not Practical; Yet Well-Engineered Diesel, Petrol Engines The Way To Go *** out of 5 For – impressive all rounder Against – not enough to stand out from the crowd INVERNESS, Scotland – Mazda has entered the compact SUV […]

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