Tag Archives: 1.2

‘Less aggressive’ styling for new Peugeot 208

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 The weather may not have been the best, but a great new car from Peugeot brightened the day in Portugal. DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, drives the new 208 range. PEUGEOT’S executives are the first to admit the French carmaker’s outgoing 207 model didn’t do as well for […]

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New Beetle is more spacious and practical

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volkswagen Beetle As VW’s new Beetle goes on sale, DAVID HOOPER has a look at the new range and previews the 1.2-litre model which goes on sale later this year. The Volkswagen Beetle is surely one of the most iconic cars ever made and now, a new generation of the […]

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Supercharged Nissan Micra punches above its weight

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan Micra 1.2 DIG-S With a fresh look and built on a new, lightweight platform, Nissan’s Micra is instantly recognisable, but as DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk discovered when he road tested one recently, it also punches well above its weight. THE Nissan Micra is one of those cars which […]

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Nissan Micra rewrites the rule book yet again!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan Micra With just three cylinders under the bonnet, IAN LAMMING says Nissan’s new Micra has rewritten the small car script once again. IF the new Micra rewrote the script for small cars, then the latest variant has done it again. How can a car with more power and better […]

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Audi A1 is pocket sized, but still posh

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: AUDI A1 The Audi A1 may be a small car, but it’s still a posh one. Keeping up the Jones’s with a pocket-sized posh car, motoring writier KEITH WARD tries Audi’s upmarket A1. TRADITIONALLY upmarket brands have in these straitened times seen fit to stick smaller models, cheaper to buy […]

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Monte Carlo’s rallying call to hot hatch enthusiasts

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: SKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO  Skoda celebrates its motorsport heritage and one of the world’s most famous rallies with its special edition Fabia Monte Carlo. wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER says it surpasses expectations. Skoda’s special edtion Fabia Monte Carlo pictured outside the oldest pub in Lincolnshire, The Kings Head at Tealby. […]

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Punchy SEAT Ibiza makes world seem a bit better

Motoring writer IAN LAMMING enjoys driving by the seat of his pants in this pokey little hot-shot when he turns up the heat in Ibiza. The SEAT Ibiza with its 1.2-litre turbocharged engine is fun to drive. AS a general rule you should never go towards the light, if you know what I mean, but […]

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