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Nissan Pulsar - A Return To The Crowded C-Segment Arena
Do you remember the Nissan Almera? It was a worthy, but rather dull hatchback charged with competing against such talented stars as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. Sales in the UK ceased way…
Andy Harris
Subaru WRX STi - The Return Of A Legend
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

It seems like only yesterday when the last WRX STi was sold in the UK amid an outcry of sentiment on the sad loss of this iconic model. After much deliberation, Subaru UK decided last year to…

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Tue 26th May, 2015 | 10:45am

Suzuki Vitara - UK Launch Review


The Suzuki Vitara burst onto the motoring scene way back in 1988 and has built up a loyal following. Compact dimensions, decent on-road performance and genuine off-road capability are amongst the…

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Mon 18th May, 2015 | 2:44pm

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Set To Thrill


Order books for the new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider have officially opened meaning customers can now get their name on the list at Alfa Romeo showrooms across the UK.

Like its Coupé sibling, the new…

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Fri 15th May, 2015 | 11:46am

Volkswagen Fills The Hole In The Polo Range With New GTi


The latest generation of Volkswagen's Polo GTI made its début at the Paris Motor Show in October and is now in the showrooms. It costs £18,850 OTR for the three door manual with a £630…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 9:33am

Spoils Shared In BTCC Donington Park Thriller

Comfortable Race 1 Winner Jason Plato On A Charge
Comfortable Race 1 Winner Jason Plato On A Charge
The three most successful drivers in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship field took a win apiece in a thrilling triple-header at Donington Park on Sunday (19 April).

With seven…

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Mon 27th Apr, 2015 | 3:39pm

Mazda MX-5 - Affordable Pricing, Comprehensively Equipped!


Making its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show, this year's most anticipated sports car will be available in the UK from £18,495. With a superior power to…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 2:50pm

Take Your Seats - The New Alhambra Is Here!


SEAT is continuing its product offensive with the new generation of its Alhambra. The intelligent and versatile MPV is up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient thanks to its new engines and even…

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Fri 17th Apr, 2015 | 7:30pm

Brands Hatch Thriller For BTCC Opener

Rob Collard collected the spoils in the first race. Photo by Neil Couch
Rob Collard collected the spoils in the first race. Photo by Neil Couch
The 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship set off in sensational style at Brands Hatch (4/5 April) as Rob Collard, Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal claimed a win apiece at the famous Kent…

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Mon 13th Apr, 2015 | 9:14am

It's TT Time - Audi's Newly Updated Coupé

The new Audi TT
The new Audi TT
There can be no doubting the sales success of the Audi TT. The figures say it all, for over the last decade some 83,000 happy customers drove off into the sunset in their svelte coupés. That's…

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Thu 2nd Apr, 2015 | 11:30am

Land Rover Discovery Sport - First Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport
There can be no doubt that the Land Rover Freelander has been a huge success story. Even though it is getting a little long in the tooth, it still has the ability to shame more modern competition.

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Thu 26th Mar, 2015 | 9:37am

Geoff Scutt
Will Peugeot Take The Lion's Share With The new 308?
By Geoff Scutt
Motoring Correspondent
Will the Lion roar?
Will the Lion roar?
Just as the Peugeot 208 marked a significant step up from its predecessor, so the award winning 308 has evolved significantly from its forbear, the Peugeot 307.

A medium sized family hatchback, it…

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Tue 19th May, 2015 | 9:31am

BMW 116d Sport - First Class!


The BMW 1-Series first appeared back in 2005 and was met with muted applause. Eschewing the conventional wisdom that cars in its class should send power to the front wheels, the range-opening BMW…

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Sat 16th May, 2015 | 9:52am

Cool Convertibles For Under £5,000

Fiat Barchetta
Fiat Barchetta
We buy more convertible cars in the UK than any other European country and there is nothing finer than that wind-in-the-hair feeling. I must confess to being an ardent fan.

Whilst a shiny new…

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Wed 6th May, 2015 | 2:18pm

Fiery Ford Mustang Set For UK Debut


Ford Motor Company announced this week that the all-new Ford Mustang will deliver 0-62mph acceleration in less than five seconds - making it the fastest accelerating Ford coupé ever offered in…

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Wed 29th Apr, 2015 | 10:00pm

New Classic Car Show Comes To Skipton


Classic car enthusiasts will be flocking to the delightful market town of Skipton on Sunday 7th June for a brand new Classic Car Show.

Realising that it was a long time since Skipton hosted an…

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Sat 25th Apr, 2015 | 9:21am

Shanghai Surprise - McLaren 540C Coupe Unveiled


McLaren has launched its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupé, at the Shanghai Motor Show. The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupé joins the recently revealed 570S…

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Mon 20th Apr, 2015 | 9:07am

Jaguar XF Sportbrake - Grace, Space and Pace!


It is a great joy for a motoring enthusiast to drive a wide variety of
different cars on a daily basis and it is all too easy to perhaps be overly critical and have unrealistically high…

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Tue 14th Apr, 2015 | 4:00pm

Flying Scotsman Rally Soars North For 2015

On the route of the Flying Scotsman. Photo by Gerald Brown
On the route of the Flying Scotsman. Photo by Gerald Brown
The Flying Scotsman Rally will be taking the most northern route in its seven year history for 2015, with over 110 pre-war cars tackling the 750-mile jaunt from Leeds to Gleneagles from 17th to…

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Wed 8th Apr, 2015 | 8:41am

Ford's New Family Friendly 'Max' Range

Ford C-MAX
Ford C-MAX
Ford has announced prices for its new C-MAX and S-MAX Multi-Activity Vehicles, which join B-MAX in UK dealerships by the summer.

Ford's small, medium and large Multi-Activity vehicle range offers…

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Mon 30th Mar, 2015 | 2:28pm

All-New Jaguar XF's Dramatic Revelation


The all-new Jaguar XF has been revealed during a dramatic 'high-wire' water crossing in the heart of London's business district.

Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 9:42am

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