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VW Passat

Volkswagen Passat SE Business 150 DSG

Volkswagen Passat SE Business 150 DSG Review 2015 For – high-quality all-rounder. Against – when prices creep into premium territory, bets are off. **** £31,610 The new Volkswagen Passat is a terrific car with great qualities. It has masses of space, drives well, has a high quality feel, and this version’s six-speed automatic gear box […]

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Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V Review 2015

Honda HR-V Review 2015 – small SUV. For – handsome, well built, great technology, “magic” seats. Against – too pricey, no 4×4, dodgy automatic. *** From £17,995 LISBON, Portugal – I’m in the market for a small SUV, and the new Honda HR-V could have been “the one”. Unfortunately, it failed on two or three […]

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Ford Mondeo Hybrid Review 2015

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Review 2015 For – handsome, high quality, drives well, priced to go, economical. Against – not as economical as a diesel, threatened by Germans. **** £26,170 The new Ford Mondeo is a formidable machine, rich in quality, great to drive, and with a very impressive hybrid version. Pity that it is about […]

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Suzuki Celerio SZ

Suzuki Celerio SZ4 Review 2015

Suzuki Celerio SZ4 Review 2015 – City Car For – smart, well-equiped, practical, roomy, well priced. Against – safety question, though Suzuki addresses it. *** £9,414 The Suzuki Celerio is a smart-looking little car which is practical, reasonably priced and built to high quality standards. It might only have a one-litre, three cylinder petrol engine, […]

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Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3 AWD Sport Nav Diesel Review 2015

Mazda CX-3 AWD Sport Nav Diesel Review 2015 For – looks good, oozes quality, drives well. Against – is that enough to differentiate it? **** £23,395 NEWCASTLE – Mazda is joining the small SUV stampede and its CX-3 will be a formidable candidate in this popular sector. It’s main selling points are its sexy looks, outstanding build […]

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Citroen C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus Review 2015

Citroen C4 Cactus Review 2015 – hatchback with a difference. For – cute, some practical pluses. Against – too many annoying lapses, expensive. ** £18,870 Citroen says there has never been a car quite like its C4 Cactus and it might have a point. Not many cars attract the attention of passers-by like the Cactus, […]

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Honda Civic Type R Review 2015

Honda Civic Type R Review 2015 – Hot Hatch “As an example of cutting edge engineering, the Type R is hugely impressive. As candidate for your garage, it seems ridiculously OTT” “The styling and performance reek of a 14-year old’s bedroom posters, yet the prices are hefty and insurance premiums must be sky high, suggesting […]

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SEAT Mii Mango Review 2015

SEAT Mii Mango Review 2015 – little limousine For – cute, well made, quality interior. Against – gutless. **** £12,510 The SEAT Mii Mango, is an upmarket little city car which I quickly had a good feeling about. That could be because of the welcoming ambience of the fancy paint job, the luxury trim inside, […]

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