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THE apparent contradictions in the world of motoring - not unlike the wider global landscape - are many.A recent noticeable dichotomy is...

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THEY say simplicity is the key to brilliance and that's certainly a concept adopted by Lexus when it comes to the brand's smallest model,...

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WE know other countries by cliches - so we think all Americans talk too loudly and they think we all live in rose covered cottages, for...

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THE Impreza is probably Subaru's most iconic name - harking back to the Japanese brand's illustrious rallying heyday.It is more than ten...

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YOU may have been living in a cave, or not very interested in cars, if you don't know about the Ford Focus.The top selling hatchback has...

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AUDI's experience in the luxury sector really extends to its supermini A1.First shown in 2010 as a three-door, the five-door came 12 months...

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WHEN Toyota went for a facelift on the best-selling Yaris, it was tinkering with a highly-successful product.But the firm says it wants to...

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FIRST, let's get that name out of the way. Stonic apparently comes from a mash-up of speedy and tonic, in which case it's just bawful. And...

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CROSSOVERS and SUVs may be all the rage at the moment but it's hatchbacks which are still the top choice overall with UK car buyers...

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THINK of the Civic and you may think of the firecracker Type R, or maybe just a smart looking medium-sized family hatchback.Futuristically...

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IS it a ‘people carrier' or an SUV? The little Renault Captur is upright and practical enough to be the former but it's sufficiently...

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YOU will, no doubt, have heard of the Fab Four? Well now we have, the fourth Fab.The fourth Fabia, that is, after an astonishing 19 years...

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AMID many success stories for a rejuvenated Mercedes-Benz during the last few years the transformation of the A-Class has to be one of the...

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IT'S all too easy to lose chunks of your day if you click on Audi's website and start the hunt for a new set of wheels.Choosing the model...

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WHILE no longer the latest in the Q line, now superceded by the Q8, the smallest in that particular range of Audi still carries all the...

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SAY hello to a game changer. The all-electric Hyundai Kona could be the most on-trend car in years and make you look anew at your motoring...

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THE KA+ Active is Ford's smallest car to be given the SUV treatment.It recently joined the range as part of a refresh for the fullKAline-up...

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FORD recently gave Fiesta fans more choice by adding an Active SUV-style model to its already large range.As a result theUK'sfavourite car...

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IF you fancy a Civic diesel - and who could blame you for that - you'd better be quick.Because Honda is turning back to petrol power...

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THE Focus is a very important car for Ford and indeed for the rest of us, given that it features every year on the top ten list of the most...

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IT was the best-selling name in motoring history, so it is no surprise that Toyota has decided to resurrect to all-conquering Corolla name...

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CLIMB into the new Mercedes A-Class and you would think you have stepped into a top end luxury machine.That is because the baby Merc's...

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IT'S sometimes necessary to speak the unspeakable ... some folk are NOT car nuts.Yes, I know, it's hard to conceive but out there, people...

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CITROEN may have been fashionably late crashing the crossover party but the French brand has certainly made up for lost time with the C3...

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