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Motorcycle sales soar - MCIA

Motorcycle sales increase by 10% in 2014, says MCIA

MOTORCYCLE registrations for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year. Scooter, motorcycle and  moped registrations totalled 101,277 during 2014, compared to 91,908 the year before, with 48,000 of these registrations  being for smaller commuter-sized machines. The figures, which are collated by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), […]

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Vauxhall Adam Jam 70PS ecoFLEX StartStop

Vauxhall Adam Jam 1.2i 70PS road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Adam Jam 1.2i 70PS ecoFLEX Start/Stop – With trendy looks and a fun character, is the dinky little Adam all Glam with no Slam? DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test. THE little Adam is Vauxhall’s attempt to take on the incredibly successful BMW Mini and Fiat’s remake of […]

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Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco roadtest review

Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco roadtest review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco – We drive the car which completes Kia’s design revolution but, DAVID HOOPER asks if it’s a case of form over function? THIS is the third generation of Kia’s increasingly popular Carens range and is the model the Korean manufacturer claims has completed its […]

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Nissan Juke Nismo

Nissan Juke Nismo road test + 200bhp + 2WD = ?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan Juke Nismo – A bit of a Marmite car the Nissan Juke may be – but I like it! So does its high stance and 200bhp in the Nismo version work well? DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test to find out. FOR many, the Nissan Juke is a […]

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Seat Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150

SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: The new SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150PS certainly looks the part, which what’s it like to drive. DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. THERE’S no doubt the new SEAT Leon looks the part with its sharp styling. Add to that its upmarket feel, high quality interior and very […]

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Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro SE 313PS (1)

Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro SE 313PS review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: A6 3.0 TDI quattro SE 313PS tiptronic. This discreet Audi could be the ultimate Q-Car – understated, but potent! DAVID HOOPER puts it to the test. WHEN I was a lad, I always wanted a Q-Car – a car which didn’t look anything special, but one which could out-perform just […]

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New Mazda3 range

New Mazda3 range is contender for “best in class”

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Important new Mazda3 with its clever Skyactiv technology ticks all the right boxes and DAVID HOOPER  says new model is a contender for best in class. NEW cars don’t get much more important than this new model is to Mazda. The Japanese manufacturer had to get it right, and having […]

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost

Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Start/Stop three-door road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Start/Stop three-door. – With a tiny engine that punches above its weight, DAVID HOOPER says the latest Fiesta is partying on. Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Start/Stop three-door review IT’S hard to believe that it’s 36 years since the Ford Fiesta first went […]

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