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Top 10 reliable used ‘eco’ cars

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Looking for a reliable, economical second-hand car that won’t cost the earth? The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic should definitely be on your shortlist… Research by Warranty Direct has highlighted the used cars aged three years or older which offer the best combination of reliability and economy. Warranty Direct analysed its 50,000 …

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New Fiat 500 revealed

Fiat 500

Fiat has unveiled a refreshed Fiat 500 range – more evolution than revolution… The changes to the bestselling chic hatchback are not obvious at first sight, but Fiat claims it benefits from “no fewer than 1,800 innovative detail changes”. Highlights include a revised nose with new headlamps and grilles, more …

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Volvo’s victorious XC90

Volvo XC90

The critically acclaimed Volvo XC90 picks up another prestigious prize – plus all the category winners.. Volvo’s big new SUV, the XC90, has been named Car of the Year at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2015. The XC90 has already sold out its entire first year’s planned production run …

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Audi RS3 Sportback review

Audi RS3 Sportback

Meet the new Audi RS3 Sportback – a hot hatchback with supercar performance. It’s not so long ago that the performance of supercars such as the Lamborghini Countach was considered blistering. How times have changed… Built between 1974-1990, a V12 Countach took around five seconds to reach 60mph and topped …

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Two millionth Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender

One-off special edition Land Rover Defender built at Solihull to commemorate two millionth production milestone. In December 2015, the anniversary Defender will be auctioned by Bonhams and all proceeds will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners – the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies …

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Goodwood first: man vs Maserati

Maserati and David Millar

Ex-pro cyclist David Millar has become the first man to drive up and cycle down the legendary Goodwood hillclimb course on the same day. The Scot also set a top speed record along the way, reaching 50mph on his Factor Vis Vires road bike. The thrilling stunt was staged to …

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Land Rover Discovery Sport review

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The new “baby” Land Rover is a worthy successor to the Freelander. In fact, it’s everything you’d expect from a Land Rover and more…. Land Rover is rightly confident about the Sport, billing it as “the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV” – and I wouldn’t argue with …

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Garage of mum and dad

Young driver

Three in five parents pay for their children’s motoring, according to a new survey. Parents spend an average of £381 on their child’s motoring, totalling more than £2bn, figures from Kwik Fit reveal. Almost three in five (59%) British parents with children aged 17-25 contribute financially to their child’s motoring …

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Export milestone for Kia

Kia cars ready for export

Kia has exported its 15 millionth car from South Korea – 40 years after the first shipment of Brisa pick-up trucks. Or put another way, 15m Kia Optima cars, each measuring 4,845 mm in overall length, would circumvent the earth (40,000 km) 1.8 times when lined up bumper to bumper. During …

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Happy birthday Range Rover

Range Rovers

It’s 45 years to the day since the iconic Range Rover was launched to the world’s media. Range Rover is the original luxury all-terrain vehicle and Land Rover has brought together four generations of the “Rangie” to show its evolution over the years. It’s been a busy year already for …

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