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Renault Captur MediaNav dCi 90 Auto EDC eco2 –

Renault Captur MediaNav dCi 90 Auto EDC eco2 review road test report

ONE of Renault’s dynamic new models will certainly Captur your imagination, but if you watch the TV advertising campaign, you might think it’s a bit “fishy”.
Quite what relevance a blue fish leaping out of its bowl and chasing the car to the seaside has escapes me, but regardless of that, the car itself is actually quite good – and despite a large glass area, you don’t feel as though you’re sitting in a gold fish bowl!

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Mazda3 2.2D 150PS Fastback Sport Nav road test

Mazda3 2.2D 150PS Fastback Sport Nav+ review, road test report

THE new Mazda3 is excellent – it’s as simple as that. I said so when I attended the launch in Scotland and I still say so now, having spent a week at the helm of the Fastback model, or saloon to you and me. The Kodo design of the new Mazda3, which means Soul of Motion, follows the lead set by the Mazda6 and CX-5, which is proving very popular with customers. The concept works well in the Mazda3 too, giving the car considerable road presence and stand-out appeal. It looks good from all angles.

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Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC review and road test report: A 1.6-litre diesel engine which is better than the rash of 1.0-litre three-pots – DAVID HOOPER drives the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC CAR manufacturers make all manner of claims about the economy of their latest products, but hardly any can live up to those claims […]

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Dacia Logan MCV Ambiance 0.9 TCe 90 MCV review, road test report

Dacia Logan MCV Ambiance 0.9 TCe 90 MCV review, road test report

THE introduction of the Romanian Dacia brand is having quite an effect on the UK car market, and people are buying them as fast as the dealers can get their hands on them.
This Dacia Logan MCV Ambiance 0.9 TCe 90 estate car, (MCV standing for Maximum Capacity Vehicle) doesn’t look as modern as some of the latest models’ designs from other manufacturers, but it certainly doesn’t look bad, and comes complete with roof rails, so it’s handy for fitting a roof rack to carry luggage, bike carriers, top boxes and the like.

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SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 road test review

SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 road test review

WITH the new SEAT Leon Cupra you get two cars for the price of one. Ok, not literally, but what you do get is one car with two very different characters and you can switch between the two at the touch of a chequered flag button on the dash.
Comfortable to drive every day, or one of the best track day cars you can buy, the new Cupra is as good as it gets in the hot hatch world and is already a record breaker.

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Auto-Trail 2015 model range includes this new Imala 620

Auto-Trail 2015 model range launches with new Imala

AUTO-TRAIL’S range of motorhomes have a smart new look this year thanks in part to Fiat’s new and thoroughly modern looking cab. Codenamed the X290, it features redesigned lights and grille and looks completely different. Gone are the bug-eyed headlights in favour of much narrower profile light units giving the entire range an updated, more modern base vehicle that’s a big improvement.

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Jaguar F-Type V6 S review & road test report

Jaguar F-Type V6 S review & road test report

IN my opinion, the E-Type Jaguar is the most beautiful car ever made and I have dreamed of owning one for years, although I admit it’s sadly a dream I am now unlikely to ever realise.
The new F-Type has been heralded as that iconic car’s spiritual successor, but whether or not you believe that to be the case, having spent the last few days driving this stunning 380bhp machine, there is no doubt in my mind that this sleek automotive modern masterpiece is worthy of such lofty comparisons.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Match 2.0 TDI 140PS review & road test report

Volkswagen Tiguan Match 2.0 TDI review & road test report

THE Volkswagen Tiguan, in its various guises, has been around since 2007, and despite its recent facelift, is beginning to show its age in my opinion, not having stood the test of time as well as the rest of the VW range.
Its chunky looks are in many ways timeless, but the front end and the car’s nose in particular, are the issue here.
The Tiguan is spacious inside and very comfortable to travel in. It’s also well kitted out for family duties, with aircraft-style fold-down trays on the back of the front seats, plenty of leg room and a decent sized boot.

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