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Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Cards on the table time. The first generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012-16) was one of my all-time favourite estate cars, so the new model has a lot to live up to. I was one of the first journalists to get behind the wheel of the new Sportbrake, and the good …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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Fiat Tipo review

Fiat Tipo

“Amore for less” – rarely has an advertising slogan summed up a new car so well as the 2016 Fiat Tipo. The all-new Tipo range starts at £12,995 (£159 a month in the PCP world), and at entry level it really is a lot of car for the money – …

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Volvo S90 and V90: twin test

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Volvo has rediscovered its mojo in recent years – the evergreen V40 and V60 are still good cars, the acclaimed XC90 is a class-leader, while the XC60 remains a big-selling SUV. Now it’s time to meet the all-new S90 saloon and V90 estate – serious new competitors in the big …

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Volvo V60 Polestar review

Volvo V60 Polestar

If ever there was a car that will become a future classic, it’s the Volvo V60 Polestar. The standard V60 is good in itself, but once Polestar – a Swedish tuning company now 100% owned by Volvo – got their hands on it… it became a car transformed. And it’s …

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SEAT Leon X-Perience review

SEAT Leon X-Perience

The SEAT Leon X-Perience joins the growing band of rugged, raised estates with off-road ability and greater pulling power. If you’re looking for a grippy 4×4, but don’t want a big SUV, there’s more choice than ever. Now SEAT’s joining the party with a tougher version of its Leon ST …

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Skoda Octavia Scout review

Skoda Octavia Scout

Crossovers and SUVs are all very well, but not everyone wants to drive around in an overgrown Tonka toy… which is where the Skoda Octavia Scout comes in. It may look liked a jacked up version of the Octavia 4×4, but it’s actually a semi-serious off-roader with a big secret. …

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Honda Civic Tourer 1.6i-DTEC – review

Honda Civic Tourer

Looking for a frugal family estate? Consider the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6i-DTEC – one of the most surprising cars of 2014. I spent a week with the greenest model in the range – the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6i-DTEC manual – and I can honestly say it was a revelation. Not …

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VW unveils Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Rugged new addition to the Volkswagen Golf range to debut at Paris Motor Show. Think of a Volkswagen Golf estate with jacked-up suspension and off-road looks and you’ve got the new Golf Alltrack. The Alltrack also features VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and four engines including the 177bhp 1.8 TSI …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake R-Sport

Jaguar XF Sportbrake R-Sport 3.0 V6 diesel

Is Jaguar’s hot new XF load-lugger a match for the BMW M Sport and Audi S? Jaguar has given the XF a new lease of life with the launch of the performance version of the executive favourite. Of course, Mercedes, Audi and BMW have been performance-pimping their cars for years, …

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