Sports Saloons and Hatches

SEAT'S Leon Cupra has always been there or thereabouts when it comes to desirable hot hatches and the latest version is no exception.A...

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BRITAIN'S best selling family car has just got better, and it's going to get better still.The newest Ford Focus had barely arrived last...

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WHEN it comes to hot hatches, you could hardly accuse the firecracker Honda Civic Type R of being subtle.A full-fat hot hatch and not...

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FOR a lot of people a car is just a means of getting from A to B, no more no less.But most of them have probably never driven a new Suzuki...

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IN a market bulging with hot hatches Renault's latest Megane R.S. manages to stand out from the crowd.From the noise of a beating heart...

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THE arrival of an Alfa Romeo for evaluation always fills me with a sense of excitement - possibly because you never really know what you're...

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IF I could make a new version of myself, a lightweight construction with a dynamite power source would be a good place to start.Suzuki have...

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THE hot hatch scene is awash with models these days - and for very good reason.There's a strong argument in favour of these fun and fiery...

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IF fortunate enough to buy a high performance coupe, the Aston Martin Rapide S will surprise and must be on your list.Not only does it...

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THIS is one for the purists. The BMW M5 Competition is the latest saloon from Munich - a touch more of everything for those who sigh in...

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MENTION hot hatches and Hyundai is not a name that immediately springs to mind.The Veloster arrived amid high hopes and fizzled out fairly...

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CHOOSE champion yellow for your new Suzuki Swift Sport and it will make crowded car parks less of a challenge when you look for your wheels...

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IT'S tough out there on the mean streets...especially for traditional saloons.Elbowed out by a tide of SUVs and muscled in on by...

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SOUND engineering allied to good value...that's the mantra of the South Korean car giants Hyundai and Kia.Finely chiselled lines and...

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THE day was miserable as I headed out in the Honda Civic Type R GT.Yes, the countryside looked beautiful in its autumn livery but sadly...

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THE Suzuki Swift Sport is a handsome little hatch, which might not be in the hot category but is certainly super warm.With a top speed of...

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IT'S not the way this fastest current SEAT Ibiza hits the legal limit that leaves the most lasting impression, it's the way it goes...

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IF you enjoy driving with enthusiasm you'll know cars only come alive when they're pushed along a bit.Given a bit of wellie, in other...

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IT was always a daring move when Skoda called its flagship saloon Superb, but now in its third generation this car has more than lived up...

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THERE are few cars out there that you can clock up 300 miles in without a break and still exit the vehicle without any groans or aches...

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IT'S a household name.Maybe not as frequently used as Hoover or Selloptape, but not far behind.The Golf, in its various manifestations, has...

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STYLE has always been a key ingredient of Alfa Romeos and there was no shortage of admirers during my time behind the wheel of the...

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THE phrase 'good things come in small packages', could easily be attributed this hot version of the excellent Suzuki Swift.The Japanese...

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BOYS of a certain age might once have added a bit of zing to their bedroom walls with a poster of a Lamborghini Countach, oozing speed from...

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