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2019 Mazda MX-5 review

It may be a living legend and still the world’s best-selling roadster, but not even the Mazda MX-5 can afford to rest on its laurels. Despite becoming the first car to win the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year double when it was launched …

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Skoda Octavia crowned ‘New Car of the Year’

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia has been named the best new car of 2018 at the the Auto Trader New Car Awards. Skoda also secured the title of ‘Best Family Car’ for the Skoda Superb. Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided …

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Skoda Kodiaq scoops top award

Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda is celebrating after its new Kodiaq took the 2018 Car of the Year title and Best SUV award at the Honest John Awards 2018. The car reviews site also named the Superb as the Best Family Car for the second year running. “The Skoda Kodiaq is a smash hit …

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Product review: Redex ‘Petrol System Cleaner’

Redex 'Petrol System Cleaner'

Over the past few months I’ve been carrying out a trial of Redex in an attempt to find out whether it lives up to its claims. Before I start – a quick history lesson about “the UK’s number one fuel additive”… The brand dates back to 1922 when drivers used …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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Mazda celebrates the Cosmo’s 50th birthday

Mazda celebrates the Cosmo Sport's 50th birthday

Back in 1967, the sleek and stylish Cosmo Sport was the world’s first car powered by a twin-rotor engine. Known outside Japan as the 110S, it was also Mazda’s first sports car, supplying the DNA that has gone into legendary models like the Mazda RX-7 and Mazda MX-5. Although only …

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Fiat 124 Spider review

Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat has had a roadster-sized hole in its range since 2005 when the last Barchetta rolled off the production line. Strange when you consider the Italian company’s rich sports cars heritage. After all, the original 124 Sport Spider (produced between 1966 and 1982) has iconic status. The new 124 Spider …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Top 10 drives

Jeremy Clarkson's cars

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has named his “top 10 drives of the past year (or so)”. The star of the upcoming Amazon Prime show, The Grand Tour, listed his favourites in his The Sunday Times Driving column. Here they are, in no particular order… Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport …

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Mazda MX-5 review

Mazda MX-5

Why the latest version of the Mazda MX-5 is likely to remain the world’s favourite roadster for many years to come. I have to admit, I was a little sceptical when I first saw the fourth generation Mazda MX-5. Had it lost some of its cheeky charm? Was it a …

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Double victory for Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 World Car of the Year 2016

Mazda MX-5 makes history, becoming the first car to win both World Car of the Year (WCOTY) and the World Car Design of the Year awards. The world’s most popular roadster beat other WCOTY finalists, the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, to win the award at the New York International …

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