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Kia Rio 1.1

Road test: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco is very frugal

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco 3-door   Kia makes bold claims for its new 1.1-litre three-pot, DAVID HOOPER goes on a week-long economy drive to test the claims. BELIEVE it or not, this is the fourth generation of Kia’s Rio – and the company makes some big claims about […]

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Lexus GS450h roadtest

Review: Lexus GS450h is a silky smooth hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Lexus GS450 Hybrid Effortless to drive and easy to live with, DAVID HOOPER, says this Lexus GS450h almost made him a convert to hybrid technology. HYBRID cars aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and certainly aren’t as “green” as the manufacturers would have you believe, but this impressive Lexus GS450h has […]

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Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 1.7 VCDi LT

Chevrolet Cruze review: Practical and economical to run

ROAD TEST AND REVIEW: Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 1.7 VCDi With pleasant styling and an excellent driving experience, DAVID HOOPER is impressed with the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon. CHEVROLET’S Cruze is a smart looking car with its imposing split grille at the front sporting its large Chevrolet emblem centre stage. With […]

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Renault Scenic Dynamique TomTom dCi 110 Stop and Start (21)

Renault Scenic road test: Ideal family transport

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault Scenic Dynamique TomTom dCi 110 Stop and Start Family transport with a touch of class – DAVID HOOPER, says the latest Renault Scenic range now boasts an upmarket look and feel. RENAULT’S Scenic range is hardly a newcomer to the motoring scene, but this latest version I’ve been driving […]

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SEAT Exeo ST SE Tech 2.0 TD

SEAT Exeo ST review proves estate’s versatility

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: SEAT Exeo ST SE Tech 2.0 TDI A last-minute change of plan proved the practical virtues of the SEAT Exeo ST during our road test. DAVID HOOPER explains why. CAR companies come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful slogans, but I have to admit, I like SEAT’s latest […]

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Toyota Prius + T Spirit 1.8 CVT

With room for seven, we review the Toyota Prius +

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Toyota Prius + T Spirit 1.8 CVT Toyota now offers a larger seven-seat version of its hybrid Prius, DAVID HOOPER has a look at its Plus points? THE Toyota Prius was the first hybrid car to appear in our showrooms, incredibly it went on sale way back in 1997 in […]

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Merc CLS Sh Brake rear

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake’s new slant on road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake An estate car by another name, KEITH WARD takes a comfy seat in the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake BlueEfficiency. ESTATE cars come in many modern guises to avoid saying what they really are. Think of Tourer (Honda, Hyundai, Toyota); Sport Tourer (Renault, SEAT) and Sports Tourer […]

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Toyota GT86

Toyota GT86 will appeal to the enthusiast driver

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Toyota GT86 The Toyota GT86 looks fantastic and is attractively priced, but what’s it like to drive? DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. SINCE the demise of the MR2 and Celica models, the Toyota range has been lacking a proper sports car, but now, this superb Toyota GT86 sports coupe […]

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