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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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New Hyundai i30 N hot hatch unleashed

New Hyundai i30 N hot hatch unveiled

Hyundai has launched the i30 N – the first model to be developed by its new N performance arm. Based on the i30, Hyundai says the new car has “been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on …

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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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Skoda Octavia vRS review

Skoda Octavia vRS

The Skoda Octavia isn’t the Czech car maker’s biggest-selling car globally for nothing. Good looking, spacious, well-equipped and fantastic value for money, it’s hard to fault. Then to cap it all, the Octavia is also available in sport vRS spec – a hidden gem of a car if ever there …

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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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Audi A3 review

Audi A3

Originally launched in 1991, the Audi A3 is now in its third generation and selling better than ever. In the UK, 2015 was its best year yet with 47,653 registrations, putting it in 8th place overall. Audi’s not one to stand back, and just four years after the introduction of …

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Happy birthday Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The 40th anniversary of the Ford Fiesta is to be celebrated in style as part of a new event taking place in Brighton this summer. The UK’s most popular hatchback will headline the Ford Summer Festival at Brighton Racecourse on July 16. Organised by the team behind Fast Ford, Classic …

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