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Ford Focus review

Ford Focus review

Twenty years on from the launch of the game-changing Ford Focus Mk1 comes the fourth-generation car. And the good news is that Ford’s big-selling family hatchback has regained its mojo. Having owned a few Foci over the years, I should know. Ford has clearly listened to feedback because the new …

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Ford Fiesta is top of the pops for used cars too

Ford Fiesta

New research has revealed that the Ford Fiesta isn’t just the best-selling new car in the UK – it also heads the list of favourite used cars over the last three years. According to a study into secondhand buying trends by AA Cars, the AA’s used car website, the Fiesta …

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Everyday family hatchbacks vs 100% electric LEAF

There are a number of articles out there about the Nissan LEAF which focus on showing you how it is the best in its class. But, as an everyday combustion engine driver you don’t want to know if Nissan have produced the best electric car in the EV class, you …

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Top 10 best-selling cars of 2017

Ford Fiesta

New car registrations in the UK hit 2.54 million in 2017 –  a 5.6% fall compared to 2016 – according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) A 17.1% drop in diesel sales is believed to be the main cause, along with a general …

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Vauxhall celebrates four millionth British-built Astra

Four Millionth Astra produced at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant

Vauxhall is marking a major milestone at its Ellesmere Port plant where the four millionth Briitsh-built Astra has rolled off the production line. The Cheshire manufacturing base has been making the popular family car since 1981 and Vaxuhall marked the occassion with a choreographed display of 236 Astra Sport Tourers …

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Britain’s most popular first car revealed

Ford Fiesta

Ford cars top the league when it comes to favourite first cars from 1950 to the present day, according new research. The humble Ford Fiesta and Ford Escort are the most popular first cars in Britain over the past 67 years, with the Morris Minor, Mini and Nissan Micra among …

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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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