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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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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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Vauxhall Astra’s sex appeal

Vauxhall Astra named European Car of the Car

The Vauxhall Astra is the best looking car for British men to drive in order to attract women, according to new research. A study by money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk revealed the cars that British women find the most attractive when looking for a partner. The car with the highest number …

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Vauxhall Astra is the European Car of The Year

Vauxhall Astra named European Car of the Car

The all-new British-built Vauxhall Astra has won the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award. At a ceremony on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, the Astra was announced the jury’s favourite, just beating the runner-up, the Volvo XC90 (309 points vs 294 points). The other finalists were …

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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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Fancy owning a Top Gear car?

Top Gear Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Motors is auctioning off a piece of motoring history – the Vauxhall Astra used by BBC Top Gear as their ‘Reasonably Priced Car’. The five-door Power Red 1.6-litre Astra Tech Line has been added to eBay raise funds to raise awareness and funds for the automotive industry charity, BEN. …

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Vauxhall Astra birthday stunt

Vauxhall Astra celebration

Vauxhall has celebrated the launch of its all-new British-built Astra by creating a giant Union Flag made up of 128 of the new cars. The patriotic picture pays tribute to more than 36 years of production of the popular family car at Ellesmere Port. “The Vauxhall Astra has been one …

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