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Top 10 most reliable popular hatchbacks

Volkswagen Polo

The evergreen Volkswagen Polo is crowned the most reliable of the bestselling hatchbacks. Despite being the sixth most popular hatch of 2017, it was No 1 for dependability, spending just 1.46 hours off the road for repairs, which cost an average of just £184. The data comes from car warranty …

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Volkswagen Polo review

Volkswagen Polo

We drive the latest version of the big-selling Volkswagen Polo. Bigger, yes, but better than ever? What is it? The all-new Polo is the sixth generation of Volkswagen’s popular supermini originally launched in 1975. Some 14 million Polos have been sold worldwide (an estimated 1.4 million in the UK) and …

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Volvo XC60 crowned World Car of the Year 2018

Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to the Swedish car maker’s growing list. In March, the XC60’s smaller sibling, the new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, was named European Car of the Year for 2018. The …

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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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Ford Fiesta review

Ford Fiesta Titanium

Replacing the UK’s most popular car for the past eight years with a new model is a very big deal. Ford has just done exactly that with the latest Fiesta, and the $64,000 question is whether the new car is good enough to stay at the top? At first glance …

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Nissan Micra review

Nissan Micra

Rarely has a car changed so much from one generation to the next as the new Nissan Micra. Once an ugly duckling so beloved of driving schools and people of a certain age, the fifth-generation is now the coolest new kid on the block. Fresh and modern, the striking new …

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Kia Rio review

Kia Rio review

Some cars that are seemingly launched without huge fanfare turn out to be surprisingly good. The all-new Kia Rio is just such a vehicle. Now in its fourth generation, the Rio has the unenviable task of doing battle in a sector, dominated by Britain’s best-selling car for the past eight …

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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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Rally to Road

Is there any purpose to car rallying in this day and age? Do the technological advances in performance and handling have any place on today’s public roads? Car manufacturers certainly seem to think so. In 1986 the great Finnish rally driver Henry Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto were leading …

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