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Volvo S60 review – sporting saloon hits the Swede spot

Volvo S60 review – sporting saloon hits the Swede spot

During a break on the launch of the new Volvo S60 a colleague asked me if I’d found anything to dislike about it yet. I told him I hadn’t and even now I’m still struggling to come up with much. Perhaps there’s a touch of road noise from the 20-inch alloys and maybe the engine […]

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Kia Ceed review – family hatch keeps things simple

Kia Ceed review – family hatch keeps things simple

Family hatchbacks have had it hard for a while as crossovers gain popularity but car makers still have faith in them and the last year has seen several key models renewed and relaunched to meet demand. Along with the Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla, Kia’s Ceed has been given a wholesale going over, new from […]

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Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian review

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian review

The Outlander PHEV has been a massive success story for Japanese brand Mitsubishi in recent years. It’s a repeated best-seller in the hybrid market and has been credited with turning the firm’s fortunes around in the UK. But alongside this alternatively-fuelled newcomer and the recently launched Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi has continued to produce one of […]

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Suzuki Jimny review – a lovable little anti-hero

Suzuki Jimny review – a lovable little anti-hero

‘It’s the anti-car.” So said one owner of the previous-generation Jimny when we got chatting about this latest model. He’s got a point. While so many new vehicles go out of the way to embody a certain lifestyle while trying to meet everyone’s needs, the Jimny is a car designed to fulfill a particular brief, […]

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Skoda Kodiaq vRS review – family SUV makes a power play

Skoda Kodiaq vRS review – family SUV makes a power play

I ran a Skoda Kodiaq as a long-term car not long after its release and loved it. I occasionally wished it had the more powerful 187bhp diesel engine but not once did I sit in it and think “what this needs is twin turbos, 20-inch wheels and a tonne of Alcantara”. Still, it seems that […]

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MG ZS review

MG ZS review

Readers of a certain age will remember the MG ZS name with a touch of fondness. Back in the early noughties, Rover somehow found some money to turn its humdrum 45 into a praise-worthy hot saloon, which it badged as the MG ZS. That was then, though, and now the name adorns yet another competitor […]

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Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 3

Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 3

Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 1 Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 2 Ikea furniture is famous for coming in neat, flat packages that make it easy to transport – if you’re buying it new. If you happen to be buying it second-hand it’s not quite so portable, especially if the furniture in question is a […]

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Audi e-tron review – premium SUV joins the EV charge

Audi e-tron review – premium SUV joins the EV charge

Ever since Tesla burst onto the scene and started selling its high-end, high-cost EVs the constant refrain from around the car industry has been “just wait until the big brands catch up”. And we have had to wait, Tesla’s Model S has been on sale for seven years, and the Model X for four with […]

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Jeep Wrangler review – 4×4 stays true to its roots

Jeep Wrangler review – 4×4 stays true to its roots

As far as iconic car names go Jeep is up there with the best of them. To many people the brand is synonymous with off-roaders in the same way that Hoover is with vacuum cleaners or Sellotape is with sticky-back plastic. It can trace its history back to America’s entry into the Second World War. […]

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Citroen Berlingo review – check your ego at the door

Citroen Berlingo review – check your ego at the door

The Citroen Berlingo, like the Peugeot Rifter and Vauxhall Combo Life with which it shares a platform, is an MPV built on light van architecture. It’s a segment that lauds practicality above all else, prioritising masses of space in the boot (775 litres, 4,000 with the seats folded) to swallow up buggies, prams, wheelchairs and […]

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