Compact Family Cars

YOU couldn't make it up. Waiting for the water board team to mend the leak somewhere in our area I decide to check progress via my newly...

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I DON'T know if red is a lucky colour in Japan but every time I drive a Mazda car in the company's Soul Red Crystal metallic paint, I am...

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HOW new would you like your new car to be? Not such a daft question when it's the smallest Hyundai you're talking about.Because the i10...

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THIS is the latest offering from Czech manufacturer Skoda.It's called the Scala and it arrived in the UK in July.I have just spent a few...

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"A 95-year reputation built on sporty and distinctive cars, MGs are both affordable and a joy to drive," is the intro to the blurb...

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ON its launch, SEAT president Luca de Meo declared the latest Ibiza should be the ‘best small car in Europe'.With so many rivals, it's...

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THERE'S no shortage of choices in the fiercely competitive hatchback market and for more than 15 years the Mazda3 has probably been one of...

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WANT to stand out from the crowd at the Kia Stonic owners' club Christmas party? The turn up with a diesel grumbling beneath the bonnet of...

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THERE was a time when French cars were perceived as more style than substance, somehow inferior to German rivals.If it were ever true, that...

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THE Toyota Corolla is back with a vengeance.It's a name synonymous with the Toyota marque but one that has surprisingly been absent since...

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A QUICK glance at the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class would lead you to conclude it's not all that different to its predecessor.Such first...

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MAZDA has really raised the bar in the family car sector with the launch of its all-new Mazda3 model complete with stunning good looks, a...

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I'VE been on the planet roughly the same amount of time as the Corolla - but Toyota will be delighted to know that's where any similarity...

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PUT the latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class side-by-side with its immediated predecessor and it would take a serious anorak to tell the...

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A LOT is being pinned on the all-new Mazda3 hatchback, and deservedly so.Launched in the UK in spring 2019, it is competing in a tough...

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EVERYONE loves an Audi - and now here's another one to drool over.Small and perfectly formed the Audi A1 Sportback is the latest...

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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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