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Volkswagen Golf GTD review

Better Value Than Ever. Lighter Than Before Despite Extra Equipment. Classless, Peerless Car And It Just Keeps Getting Better. For: Careful styling evolution protects residual values. Luxury class levels of quality fit and finish. Dynamics better than ever. Against: If they haven’t got it right after 39 years, they never will. The secret of the […]

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Vauxhall Insignia review

Refreshed Top Model Looks The Part. Lower, Wider, Smarter; New Engines Too, Lower Prices. “….luxurious motoring, fantastic performance and handling, all the connectivity anyone could use, with the best possible chance in case I crashed. What more could you ask for?” For – Can’t be beaten at the price. Against – Matched by many. **** […]

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Vauxhall Zafira Tourer review

People Mover Moves Upmarket. New Engines, Design Improvements Improve Package. Vauxhall/Opel Pulling Out All The Stops To Survive, Thrive. For – almost turns practicality into luxury. Against – pricey. **** out of 5 VIENNA, Austria – Vauxhall-Opel has facelifted the Zafira MPV and added a new diesel engine which promises much in the way of […]

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Vauxhall Mokka review

Another Small SUV. Looks Good, But Faces Harsh Competition In Burgeoning New Sector. For – smart, useful, affordable Against – not enough to stand out from crowd of choices *** out of five Small SUVs are becoming the wheels of choice for an increasing number of car buyers and the Vauxhall/Opel Mokka is a strong […]

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BMW i3 review

BMW’s Electric Car Is A High-Stakes Gamble. Anyone Not Opting For Range-Extender A Candidate For Funny Farm. “One investment bank says BMW will lose nearly €200 million annually on the i3. BMW says the project will make money from day one” BMW’s new i3 electric city car, which will be formally launched at the Frankfurt […]

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Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary review

Aston Martin Celebrates 100Years With Vanquish Centenary. “Each version comes with complimentary glass keys, leather key pouche, solid silver Rollerball pen, and cufflinks” You could be forgiven for thinking that Aston Martin dates from its first James Bond movie appearance in 1964. But the British-based luxury sports car maker has just celebrated its 100th birthday. […]

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Fiat 500L Trekking review

More Room, Less Style Than City Car. No All-Wheel Drive, But Looks As Though It Might Go Off-Road. City Brake Control Cuts Accidents, Gives You Lower Insurance Costs. Wouldn’t You Want An Espresso Machine On Board? For – more utility than 500 Against – at price of ruined looks **** out of five Fiat is […]

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BMW Z4 Sdrive18i review

Engines, Details Improved. Competition Includes Boxster, SLK. For – looks terrific, goes well, high quality. Against – expensive, Boxster. *** out of five SIENA, Italy – BMW has launched an improved version of its Z4 roadster, with improved engines and more equipment, and design changes to add more class and presence. This car has to […]

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Infiniti M Diesel review

Stylish, High Quality German Alternative. Beautifully Made With Sports-Car Road Holding. For: Quality, comfort, roadholding, not German Against: More expensive than Germans, not as quick, thirstier Infiniti’s web site refers to the start of the project in 1985…‘The story of Infiniti begins with the formation of a top-secret task force within Nissan. Its mission: to […]

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