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Audi A3 review

Audi A3 1.6 TDI Sport review

Audi A3 1.6 TDI Sport review. For – high quality, great drive, huge range, unsurpassed technology. Against – anonymous looks, pricey. **** £23,165 Audi has updated the A3 range with added technology and styling enhancements. You will be forgiven though if you say you can’t tell the difference between the old one and the face-lifted […]

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Ford Mustang GT review

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT review

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT review. For – scintillating performance, moody looks, silly price. Against – price is the clincher. ***** £36,495     Ford’s new Europeanised Mustang is now available and once you’ve got past the hype and bluster – as driven by Tom Cruise, Steve McQueen etc – you’ll find this truly is […]

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Jaguar XE S review

Jaguar XE S review

Jaguar XE S review. For – handsome, high quality, impressive performance. Against – rear seats cramped, boot small, supported Remain. **** £55,163     Jaguar’s XE small luxury sports saloon is fighting for sales against the all-conquering BMW 3-series, not to mention the Mercedes C class and Audi A4, and it certainly has all the […]

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Bentley GT Continental

Bentley Continental GT W12 review

Bentley Continental GT W12 review. For – impeccable luxury, performance, handling, quality. Against – only for the 0.01%. ***** £178,080 “I’d expected hate and grudge, but all I got was a thumbs up sign in Hastings and grins and admiration for the magnificence of the beast”       The Bentley Continental GT W12’s basic […]

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Audi Q7 3.0 TDi Quattro S line review

Audi Q7 3.0 TDi Quattro S line. For – very capable, high quality, terrific performance. Against – pricey, bland looking. **** £63,030 I’ve spent a lot of time lately trying to decide which small SUV to buy, and I’ve just found out what I’m missing if only I had another £30,000 to spend. The new […]

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BMW 330D Review

BMW 330d SE auto (2002) Review

BMW 330d SE auto (2002) Review. For – fabulous (relative) performance, great quality, handsome looks. Against – dodgy dealer. ***** £30,255 So farewell then, BMW 330d SE auto. You were a loyal and exciting friend for almost 14 years, and you did what it said on the tin for most of your 100,000-mile life with […]

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Honda Jazz 2016

Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT Review

Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT Review. For – great quality, driveability, utility, looks, economy. Against – too pricey, needs more powerful version, or diesel. ***** £18,205 “When you combine the quality, the looks, the utility, the driveability and economy, the fact that it costs a bit more is quite justifiable. The Jazz truly […]

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Nissan Leaf review

Nissan Leaf review

Nissan Leaf review. For – quiet, gutsy drive; great if your commute is short and regular. Against – too expensive, unpredictable range. *** £29,490 (before £5,000 government grant) SILVERSTONE, England – Nissan has given its Leaf electric car a more powerful 30 Kw battery, which it says increases range by at least 25 per cent. […]

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BMW X1

BMW X1 xDrive25d xLine Review

BMW X1 xDrive25d xLine Review. For – top class quality, handling, performance, utility. Against – very expensive. *** £45,915 “So if you buy a top of the range Tucson, you’d be getting more or less the same high tech package as the BMW X1, but saving about £15,000” My search for the perfect compact SUV […]

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