Family Cars

THE name's familiar...and so is the concept - a four-door, regularly shaped saloon with a boot at the back and the engine up front.After a...

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YOU might have heard our law makers have decided they don't want to sniff a trace of petrol in a new car after 2035, when it's got to be...

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ELECTRIC cars are starting to feel a little less like a novelty and more like the mainstream.Okay, so uptake is still fairly slow and...

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CAR buyers are facing a mind-boggling number of decisions today.Do you go for a diesel power or petrol? Should your purchase be a...

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THE more you drive, the more energy you save with the latest Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid.It sounds illogical but it's true because the...

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SKODA ended 2019 and started 2020 with major ‘family car' awards for its new Scala. Not that we should be surprised - Skoda has been...

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AUDI have produced a memorable motor in more ways than one with the updated A4.The German company's design whizzkids have tweaked the...

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JAMES BOND may have preferred his Martinis to be ‘shaken not stirred' but the popular catchphrase has been turned on its head by the...

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SIZE can make a world of a difference to buyers and that's where the Ford Mondeo packs them in.It has consistently won awards for its...

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WHEN petrolheads talk about engines, you can be sure V8s, V12s or maybe even V6s are mentioned.However, in these days of ‘less is more',...

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THE chap in the big white van had bought his morning paper and was ready to climb back into the driver's seat when he spotted the car...

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THE first thing you can say about the S90 is that it is a striking-looking car. It's huge, stylish and has a road - and car park - presence...

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IT'S the 125anniversary of Skoda in 2020 and for 85 years it has been making models with the name Superb.There's probably a strange truth...

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THE Skoda Scala is looking to make a big impression on the family hatchback market.If degrees were awarded for cars then this one would get...

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BMW's 3 Series needs no introducing - it's been a consistently excellent driver's car renowned for its quality and supreme handling for...

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THAT fortune-telling nursery rhyme from the mid-nineteenth century, Monday's Child, declares that Saturday's Child Works Hard For A...

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VOLVO has signposted where its future lies with the latest version of the S60.With oil burners increasingly persona non grata in the...

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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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IF we're being honest, most of us would like to be behind the wheel of a Formula One car, or a sports car at least, rather than the family...

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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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THE Honda Civic made in Britain has been a cornerstone of the Japanese company but times are changing.Honda will be exiting its Swindon...

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WHEN it comes to executive rockets, few can match the the BMW 330d.A six -cylinder diesel rarity these days, this M Sport model is a...

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TWENTY miles without touching the brakes. Easy-peasy on an empty motorway but more of a challenge when there's a van heading for you on the...

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The Mazda3 comes under the family hatchback banner - but this is far too staid a description for an exciting motor that makes driving a...

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