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Mitsubishi ASX road test report and review: Good car is under-rated in the UK.

Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 DiD4 4WD Auto road test report review

WHAT IS so puzzling about the Mitsubishi ASX is why it hasn’t been more popular in the UK. Curiously, and without referring to statistics, its presence seemed more obvious on roads on the other side of the Channel, where a Breton neighbour had one and which, coincidentally, sported the same dashing white livery as the test car!

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VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion road test report and review

VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion road test report and review

THIS estate version of the latest Mk VII Golf, handy for Christmas shopping, is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor and its changed profile gives it a slightly sportier look while its practical virtues remain.

The boot, expandable to 1,620 litres, is 125 litres bigger than before and larger than average for a class which includes the Focus and Astra. The variable floor can be set at two levels above a basement – itself giving extra storage around the skinny spare wheel as well as a space for the canvas luggage cover when it’s not in use.

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Revamped Yeti — monster or mouse?

— Skoda has been making big strides in the UK market in recent years. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if the revamped Yeti is abominable or heartwarming. ANYONE ever spotted the abominable snowman? Plenty have seen the Yeti. Skoda have sold almost 30,000 compact SUV’s of that name in the UK and more than  250,000 […]

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Jeep Wrangler makes splash for second year running

JEEP’S iconic Wrangler shows it can still come to grips with anything as it takes 4×4 Magazine’s 4×4 of the Year, Hardcore class for the second year running. The award comes from the specialist publication’s panel of expert judges, who put the rugged US-built off-roader above some extremely capable competitors. The title was awarded specifically […]

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Forester set to cut swathes through rivals!

FANS of four-wheel-drive cars and Subaru, in particular, will soon be able to lay their hands on the latest variation of the Forester. The latest Forester goes on sale on May 1 and is the fourth-generation of the SUV. It is anticipated to quickly become the Japanese brand’s most popular model. Last year the model […]

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Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero review is no laughing matter!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Dacia Sandero range With bargain basement pricing, this budget Romanian offering has been the butt of Top Gear’s jokes, but as Motoring journalist MARTYN COLLINS discovered during his Dacia Sandero roadtest, it’s no laughing matter! Butt of Top Gear’s James May’s jokes for over a year, Renault’s budget brand Dacia […]

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Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster road test – motoring on a budget

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Dacia Duster range With budget prices and no haggle pricing, Dacia has arrived in the UK. Motoring journalist MARTYN COLLINS has a first drive of the Duster SUV. THIS Romanian Renault is set to shake up the SUV market with its no-haggle pricing. The Dacia Duster is a tough, no-nonsense […]

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Fiat Panda 4x4 wading

Fiat Panda 4×4 road test made Syd wish he had one!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Fiat Panda 4×4 and Panda Trekking Following his Fiat Panda 4×4 review, SYD TAYLOR finds himself wishing he owned one when the weather turned nasty. I pen these words during the last half of the first month of the new year. I look out onto my residential boulevard and wonder […]

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