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Renault Twingo Review 2014

Renault Twingo Review 2014 – A City Car With A Difference. Engineered with Mercedes, Rear-Wheel Drive, Rear Engine. For – cute, practical. Against – not cheap, but haggling might make it so. **** out of 5. £12,935 The new Renault Twingo is a cute and practical little car. That’s standard in this segment which includes the Fiat […]

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SEAT Alhambra Review 2014

SEAT Alhambra Review 2014 – Car, Van, Taxi or limo? Is There Anything This Can’t Do – It Even Handles Well On The Limit. For – Clever design, generous equipment, highly practical. Against – You’ll end up taking your kids and their friends everywhere. To say that the SEAT Alhambra is a people mover doesn’t […]

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Review 2014

Volkswagen Golf GTE Review 2014 – plug-in hybrids are coming. Terrific Fuel Economy, Excellent Performance, 30+ Mile Battery. Why Would VW Bother With Battery-Only Golf? For – terrific performance, unbelievable economy, great quality. Against – too expensive ***** out of 5 ZURICH, Switzerland – If you want CO2 emissions-free motoring you can either buy an […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review 2014

SEE COMMENTS From Mike Wattam at the bottom..  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review 2014 Jekyll and Hyde SUV. Mind-Blowing Fuel Economy One Day, Useless The Next. On The Highway, You’ll Be Thinking About Suing For False Pretences. In Town, You’ll Forget Where The Petrol Stations Are. 148 mpg? Preposterous, And An Understatement. For – impressive overall […]

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VW Polo Review 2014

VW Polo Review 2014. Face-Lift Adds High-Tech Options. Small Car Adds Premium Features. For – classy, capable, good looking little. Against – pricey **** out of 5 Volkswagen has revised its successful Polo small car by adding a range of cleaner engines, some trendy new options including a touch-screen infotainment system, high-tech safety systems, a new […]

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Suzuki Jimny review

Honest Little Worker. Excellent in Town, Won’t Let You Down Off-road. “Acceleration a bit weak, but once it’s up and running it holds on to motorway speeds close to its maximum with ease” “the little train that could” For – cute, rugged, practical, goes anywhere. Against – poke a bit limited. **** out of 5 […]

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Jeep Cherokee review

Jeep Cherokee – SUV With Startling Grille. Old Problem of Dodgy Interiors Purged. “inspired by nature, the most environmentally friendly Jeep so far” If That Rankles, How About “Built Free”? For – handsome, rugged, improved interior. Against – pricey. **** out of 5 Chrysler, which owns Jeep, doesn’t seem to have heard of the marketing […]

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BMW M3 review

Rocket Ship For The CO2 Age. Fuel Saving For BMW M3 Performance Flagship Eases Doubts. For – just about as fast as it gets, civilised. Against – hard to justify expense for impossible performance. £56,175 INNSBRUCK, Austria – The new BMW M3 and M4 speed machines eschew the previous formula of massive engines providing amazing […]

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SEAT Leon Cupra 280 PS DSG review

SEAT Leon Cupra 280 PS DSG – By Robert Couldwell. Dynamically Brilliant – But Interior Ordinary, Below VW Standards. For: Performance, handling, driveability. Against: Not much apart from cheap interior plastics.  Volkswagen subsidiary SEAT has finally launched the Leon that enthusiasts have been waiting for; the Cupra, which in the 280PS form, is the most […]

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Volvo V60 review

Volvo V60 – First Diesel Plug-in Hybrid. Defeats Range Woes, But Battery Capability Limited. Terrific Fuel Economy By Normal Standards, Pitifully Below Claim. +Impressive fuel economy, great all rounder-fast/functional. -Economy claims OTT. The Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid will give you mind-bogglingly impressive fuel consumption, but doesn’t come close to meeting the over-the-top claims from […]

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