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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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Peugeot 208 GTI (1)

Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 THP 200 road test: Devil is in the detail!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 THP 200 – The Peugeot 208 GTi is the icing on the cake of the 208 range, but is it worthy of the GTi badge. DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test. PEUGEOT’S hot hatch story has just opened a new chapter with the launch of […]

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Golf R

Golf R is VW’s most powerful production model

GO on, you know you want one! The latest hotshot Golf, that is. You can now place an order for Volkswagen’s most powerful production Golf to roll off the Wolfsburg production lines. The Golf R boasts 300PS and the first examples will be delivered to buyers next March. The car comes in three and five-door […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot 208 GTi jumps into the hot-hatch ring

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Peugeot 208 GTi Beating its chest like a prizefighter, KEITH WARD says the new Peugeot 208 GTi has clear ambitions to be the champ in its class. POWERING into showrooms to top the strong-selling Peugeot 208 range comes a new 143 mph GTi with the chest-beating boast of a perky […]

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Golf GTi

Order book opens for latest Golf GTi

IT has long been considered an icon of the hot hatch market place, indeed it arguably created it, and pricing for latest variant of Volkwagen’s Golf GTi has been announced. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the seventh generation of the GTi is now available to order in the UK and will cost […]

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Peugeot 208 Allure detailing

Peugeot 208 Allure 1.6 e-HDi 92 road test

ROAD TEST REPORT, REVIEW: Peugeot 208 5-door Allure 1.6 e-HDi 92 An impressive little performer, DAVID HOOPER is impressed with the real world economy of the Peugeot 208 he’s been evaluating. FOR thousands of British customers, the “Allure” of the new Peugeot 208 was too much to resist, with Peugeot claiming over 3,000 of them […]

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Focus ST

Red hot sales for Focus ST

  FORD’S Focus ST was the best-selling hot hatch in Europe over the last three months of 2012, accounting for 44 per cent of all sales during this period. It put the ST comfortably ahead of the Volkswagen Golf GTI with 33 per cent and Renault Megane Sport with 12 per cent, according to figures […]

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Peugeot 208 in showroom

Why is triskaidekaphobia putting car buyers off?

UNLUCKY for some it may be, but it seems the new 13 registration plate which hit our roads on March 1 this year has been giving already hesitant car buyers yet another reason to think twice before signing on the dotted line. Several dealers are reporting superstitious customers are putting off buying a new car […]

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