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Hyundai i30 review

Hyundai i30

Hyundai is on a roll, and the latest evidence of that is the new i30. Now in its third generation, the mid-sized family hatchback is now stylish, well packaged and good to drive. In fact, it’s so improved that it’s able to brush shoulders with the best cars in its …

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Honda Civic review

Honda Civic

Is the 2017 Honda Civic as good as it looks? We flew over to Spain for a first drive of this important new entry in the highly-competitive family hatchback sector… When the original, iconic Honda Civic was launched in 1972, it measured just 3.55m long and 1.50m wide. Fast forward …

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Diesel Car Used Car of the Year Awards

Kia Sportage

The third-generation Kia Sportage has been crowned Diesel Car magazine’s Used Car of the Year 2017, also securing top spot in the best crossover category. Announcing this year’s results, Diesel Car Editor Ian Robertson said: “Every year there are more and more models to choose from, and the Diesel Car …

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Road tax hikes for most new car buyers

Cost of motoring

Seven out of 10 drivers are set to pay more tax under new VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) rules which come into force on April 1. According to research by, the majority of new car buyers will lose out, adding more than £500 to the long-term running costs of Britain’s …

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Top 10 most searched for cars of 2016

BMW 3 series

Auto Trader has revealed the most searched for cars of the year – the makes and models most popular on the online automotive marketplace which currently has almost half a million cars listed for sale. The BMW 3 series topped the league table for the sixth consecutive year, beating two …

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Mazda3 – range refresh review

2017 Mazda3

Mazda’s classy Focus/Astra challenger has only been with us since 2014, yet it’s just received a makeover to bring it bang up to date. The changes to the biggest selling car globally (five million sales and counting) in Mazda’s range are subtle to say the least. In fact, from the …

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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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Renault Megane review

Renault Megane

It’s hard to believe that the Renault Megane stretches back 20 years and some 6.5 million have been sold globally. Now it’s time to welcome the fourth generation car – and it’s better than ever. Longer and lower than the outgoing car, the new Megane also sports a sleeker design …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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Ford Focus Titanium X estate review

Ford Focus estate

There’s no mistaking the new Ford Focus estate (especially when it’s in Race Red), but is it as good as it looks? Well, it may be a bit bright for some, but perhaps it sums up Ford’s confidence when it comes to the Focus. Consistently one of Britain’s bestselling cars, …

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