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Review: Peugeot 5008

Review: Peugeot 5008

The hills are alive with the thrum of diesel SUVs. So are the valleys, as are the cities, suburbs, villages, hamlets and towns, foreshores and fields, moors and tracks.

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Vauxhall Insignia GSi review – it’s all about the money

Vauxhall Insignia GSi review – it’s all about the money

In recent decades fast Vauxhalls have borne the VXR badge. In the 90s, however, GSi was the designation used for the brand’s quicker-than-average

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Review: Mercedes-Benz X-Class x350D 4Matic.

Review: Mercedes-Benz X-Class x350D 4Matic.

Pick-ups: big sellers in much of the world. Used by farmers, builders and anyone needing a light truck for shifting stuff. Outdoor types also like them, so do families. The popular design is a five-seater, four-door passenger cab with a square load bed behind. All-wheel-drive with an additional low-range gearbox gives superior traction.

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Skoda Karoq long-term test month 3

Skoda Karoq long-term test month 3

During our time with the Skoda Karoq, I managed to bag a drive in the updated version of the Nissan Qashqai – the king of the C-SUV segment

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Review: Rolls-Royce Phantom

Review: Rolls-Royce Phantom

This Phantom is the recently revived Rolls-Royce flagship, sitting on a new aluminium chassis, rather than adapting one from BMW, for 20 years the parent company of Britain’s oldest luxury car brand. This stiffer and lighter frame is used on the new Cullinan SUV and all future models.

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Review: Mazda MX-5 RF 2.0

Review: Mazda MX-5 RF 2.0

A summer night, a long time ago, I was dispatched to the coast to cover some drama. It had been raining, with enough heat left to waft the scent from pine woods into the road. I can still remember the car, a Morgan, roof down, always the roof down, and savouring the woodland aroma, the Ford engine’s rorty exhaust, the joy of a job done and the drive home.

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Suzuki Jimny review – tiny tough guy with big boots to fill

Suzuki Jimny review – tiny tough guy with big boots to fill

The Suzuki Jimny is a bit of a weird proposition in the modern motoring world.It’s absolutely tiny, tough as nails and projected to sell

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Review: Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic

Review: Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic

Here’s a debate for the Smallbore Bar: will BMW’s UK sales of new cars overtake those of Mercedes-Benz this year? Come on, show some interest at the back. By the end of October BMW had closed the gap to within 2,000 of the M-B tally of 149,482. And Audi? This time last year the four-ring brand was in second spot among the Germans but now hangs well back in third place. Chuck in the buoyant Mini total of 54,541 and BMW would be home and dry.

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VW Touareg review – go big or go home

VW Touareg review – go big or go home

Everything about the new VW Touareg is massive.From its overall size to the TV-like media screen, the full five-person interior to the 20-inch

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Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG-Line review

Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG-Line review

Mercedes’ baby model – the A-Class – has undergone a fairly massive transformation in its 21-year existence.What started as a faintly

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