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Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives the latest version of great British favourite. THIS great British favourite since it first went on sale in 1979, the Vauxhall Astra has been deluged with accolades from the motoring press since this latest model went on sale, including the prestigious […]

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Vauxhall Astra Elite Nav 1.4i 150PS Turbo road test report review:

Vauxhall Astra Elite Nav 1.4i 150PS Turbo road test report review

This new model takes a big leap forward but is it good enough to depose the Ford Focus from the top of the pile? DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. WHO would’ve ever have thought that the humble Vauxhall Astra would be capable of turning heads. That statement alone would have been enough to raise […]

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Leon

Leon adds touch of Spanish flair to estate market

SEAT claims its new Leon is cheaper and meaner than its rivals. But is it built down to a price? Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out. SEAT have sold a total 600,000 vehicles in the UK after a hesitant start nearly 30 years ago, in a build-up peaking here last year at more than 45,000, all […]

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Golf birthday

Happy birthday VW Golf — a legend

VOLKSWAGEN’S Golf has past a landmark birthday — its 40th!

It merits a celebration. Global sales exceed 30-million. Now in its seventh generation, it is currently Europe’s best selling car of any make, and easily the most popular VW model sold in the UK, well ahead of the Polo and occupying a comfortable fifth place in this country’s top 10, finding a cool 65,000 customers a year.

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Zoe

Can Renault’s Zoe spark change of attitude?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault is just one manufacturer trying to tempt buyers to go electric. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if its Zoe can do the trick. DRIVING an all-electric car is certainly different. Get in and with your foot on the brake press a “start” button.  Hear nothing.  Then see a […]

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registrations

New car registrations increase in April

THERE was more good news for UK motor industry last month as new car registrations increased by 14.8 per cent, totalling  163,357 units. This was the best April performance since 2008. The figures were released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Society notes that there was high demand for some models […]

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Vauxhall Astra GTC coupe is hard to miss in yellow!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Astra GTC SRi 1.7 CDTi 16V With attractive coupe styling and bright yellow paintwork, this Astra GTC is certainly an eye-catcher, but as DAVID HOOPER found out, it’s economical diesel engine means it won’t cost a fortune to run. THIS attractive-looking Astra GTC three-door coupe from Vauxhall drew plenty […]

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Ford Focus ST v Astra GTC VXR road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: GROUP TEST Ford Focus ST versus Vauxhall Astra GTC VXR As Ford and Vauxhall launch their latest hot hatches, wheelworld reviews editor DAVID HOOPER reviews both models after driving the two cars back-to-back and reports on how the two manufacturers are taking quite different directions with the Focus ST and […]

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