Compact Family Cars

AS the electric revolution moves on at pace, so the hybrid - for the time being at least - is now pretty mainstream.Becoming mainstream...

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THE pros and cons of electric cars are well-documented and the choice as to whether you drive one is, for the time being at least, largely...

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THE name will be familiar to many, but I'm prepared to bet few people will remember what the Toyota Corolla looked like before it...

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IN a packed field of competitors, to stand out from the crowd takes a bit of doing.Step forward Mazda. The new Mazda3 is without doubt one...

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THE past few months have been on the busy side for the value for money gem in Volkswagen's crown, Skoda.Wedged between the arrival of the...

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SOMETIMES it takes a personal event to bring home the importance of robust safety measures.In a late evening phone call from Dubai, my...

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HEADING out of Cambridge at a steady - and legal - 30mph a dashboard tell-tale on the new Renault Clio told me the legal maximum was '100',...

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IT'S been quite a journey for Korean brands in this country, particularly Kia.From very much sideshow in the 1990s with some, shall we say,...

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LUCKY the car maker who can produce a model that sits equally classlessly outside a stately home or modest side street semi. Not many...

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AFTER the runaway success of its range of SUV models Skoda has taken a step in a different direction with a new traditional hatchback.The...

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THE world's best-selling car made a comeback earlier this year and it's better than ever.In fairness, Toyota replaced the popular Corolla...

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RANGE has always been the factor that puts doubt into the mind of potential electric car buyers.THE Nissa Leaf set the standard for...

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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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