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Easy to see why the Dacia Duster is cleaning up

Last month, 11,000 Dacia enthusiasts — yes, that’s a thing — gathered in a park in Domaine de Courson, in France, for a picnic. It’s an annual event, but this one was special because it celebrated Dacia’s four millionth vehicle sale since the brand relaunched in 2004.

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The Discovery choice has now come down to two models, the Graphite at �47,505 and the Landmark, pictured, which costs �56,005

Review: last steel-bodied Land Rover Discovery is a superb all-rounder

Here’s a solid chunk from the English Midlands, the Discovery, the last steel-bodied Land Rover. The aluminium Discovery should have been here this autumn but has been put back until sometime next year, maybe to spring, or maybe to summer, maybe later, but order lists are building up with dealers.

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Colin McRae with his Subaru at Great Tew, Oxfordshire, in 1997. Picture: PA

Colin McRae’s Subaru rally car on the market

Scots rally fans have been offered the chance to own a classic rally car driven by two-time world rally champion Colin McRae, who died aged 39 in a helicopter accident which also claimed the lives of his son and two family friends near his home in 2007.

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The S-Max MPV is bearable as a seven-seater, with a scramble-though to reach the rear pair of seats. The cheapest model is the Zetec 1.5 at �24,795, its petrol engine producing 158bhp

Review: in seven heaven with new-look Ford S-Max

The last Ford I drove was the Mustang. It’s so special you can only buy it at what are called in a blue collar mode, Ford Stores – obtusely reserved for the brand’s high performers.

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VW Golf R Estate - practically perfect performance

VW Golf R Estate - practically perfect performance

Practical. It’s not a word that usually comes up when discussing performance cars. But then the Volkswagen Golf R isn’t your usual performance car.

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Pull up a seat in the Nissan X-Trail

Pull up a seat in the Nissan X-Trail

According to the latest figures the average UK family now has 1.9 children rather than the familiar 2.4 figure that has become the go-to stat.

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The HR-V bears a close resemblance to its larger cousin, the CR-V

Relaunch of crossover hatch feeds hunger for Honda

In the first quarter, Honda UK sales were up 17.45 per cent as the rejuvenated models started to come into showrooms in numbers. In spring last year it had one of the oldest model ranges. By the autumn it was the newest. The customers are hungry for the brand.

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Scots drivers prefer their first car to first love

Scots drivers prefer their first car to first love

For most of us, our first motor may not have been a £100,000 Audi R8 like Harry Styles, or a £90,000 Range Rover Evoque like Justin Bieber, but new research has revealed that our first car, even if an old banger, holds a very special place in our heart.

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Top Gear: car-crash telly or on the road to recovery?

Top Gear: car-crash telly or on the road to recovery?

Preceded by endless hype and rumour, and attacked within minutes of coming back on air, life was never going to be easy for the new incarnation of Top Gear.

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The new Tiguan is  slightly bigger and lower than its predecessor

Safety first for VW’s Tiguan makeover

SUVs are not the most economical of cars. That’s an awful lot of petrol and diesel fuel and emissions being spent on what, for most buyers, is more about lifestyle than necessity.

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Fatal Tesla crash raises safety concerns over driverless cars

Fatal Tesla crash raises safety concerns over driverless cars

Safety fears have been raised over the development of driverless cars in the UK after the first known fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle in the US.

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Trio of rare Ferraris up for grabs at £950,000

Trio of rare Ferraris up for grabs at £950,000

Any petrolhead knows that owning a Ferrari is a big deal and most would be happy with a single example parked in their garage.

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Tesla Model S. Picture: PA

Alastair Dalton: We will have to get used to life on autopilot

It is said to be the nearest available thing to a driverless car, and boy was it unnerving.

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Volkswagen has agreed to either buy back or repair the affected vehicles. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle ‘dieselgate’ claims

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to spend up to $15 billion (£11.3bn) to settle consumer lawsuits in the US after it admitted cheating on emissions tests.

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Skoda VRS 230

Review: High performance Octavia 230 is the marque’s fastest vRS yet

The new car registration figures for the first five months show ups and downs – often related to model renewal schedules, sales pushes, discounts, incentives, the usual activities familiar in all sorts of commerce.

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The Porsche 911 4S, with twin turbo 3-litre flat six engine and all-wheel-drive, can hit 189mph

Review: The wonderful new turbocharged Porsche 911 4S

It’s mid June. That means the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Making his debut on the grid this weekend was Scottish cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, who was sharing a Nissan-powered Ligier in the LMP2 class. Brad Pitt, no less, flagged away the race yesterday afternoon. It ends at 2pm today.

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Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

SCOTLAND’S rich motorsport heritage is to be celebrated in a new centre planned to be created in a historic Highland location for the sport – once deemed to be the ultimate test for drivers.

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Citroen C4 Cactus will brighten your day

Citroen C4 Cactus will brighten your day

There’s been a veritable rainbow of cars through Scotsman Motors’ hands recently.

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Vehicles in Scotland are among the worst maintained in the UK, according to new figures. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scotland has one of highest MoT failure rates in UK

Scotland is among the worst areas of the UK for unroadworthy vehicles, new figures have revealed.

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Dundee the worst city in UK for unroadworthy cars

Dundee the worst city in UK for unroadworthy cars

Scotland is among the worst areas of the UK for unroadworthy vehicles, new figures have revealed.

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