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Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 S&S 6-speed road test report and review

Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 road test report review

THE Citroen DS3 has long been one of my favourites, similar in size to the BMW Mini, but somehow markedly better. It’s certainly less pretentious, despite its diagonal row of LED’s adorning either corner of the front bumper and I think that as the Mini as morphed up a size or three with each of its new model ranges, few would argue that the DS3 is actually a better looking car.

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Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 TDI 105 PS road test report and review (9)

Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 TDI 105 PS road test report and review

THE Seat Ibiza is a is a great looking little car with sharp styling and distinctive lighting signatures front and rear. I loved this Alor Blue metallic colour of our test car which is a £550 option, but really suits the car and contrasted perfectly with the black and alloy wheels which created a fair swathe of kerb appeal.

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VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review: The Golf SV has replaced the Golf Plus. It has more room and more kit. DAVID HOOPER has a look at one of the new models. THE VW Golf SV is a smart looking mini-MPV with seats for five, plus a good sized […]

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Nissan Note n-tec 1.2 manual road test report and review

Nissan Note n-tec 1.2 manual road test report and review

IN this stylish n-tec specification which adds lots of extra trim, styling flourishes and safety equipment this version of the Note will strike a chord with many buyers.
Its attractive Ink Blue paintwork may well seal the deal, but the 1.2-litre three-pot with just 59PS won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. It’s not bad around town, which is probably where most buyers of this model will stay, and once up to speed it cruises quietly, but if you need to overtake anything quicker than a tractor, you will struggle.

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Suzuki Celerio road test report review

Suzuki Celerio first drive road test report review

Suzuki Celerio first drive road test report review By KEITH WARD WITH a record UK sales year behind them, Suzuki start 2015 brightly with a price challenge. Their well-equipped new little Celerio city is in the showrooms now with a sub-£8,000 starting tag. In a fast-growing sector of the market, that means it immediately undercuts pint-sized […]

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Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium review (5)

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 5-speed manual road test report and review

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 5-speed manual road test report and review: The quirky looking machine from Ford is called the EcoSport, but does it live up to its name? DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. THE Ford EcoSport is basically a jacked-up Fiesta, similar in concept to the Ford Fusion from a few years […]

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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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British-built new Honda CR-V hits the showrooms

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: New Honda CR-V range Taking in the views of the Clyde’s Scottish sea lochs,DAVID HOOPER enjoys a first drive of Honda’s new CR-V line-up. PARKED on the edge of Loch Lomond, with the autumn colours making this part of Scotland even bonnier than usual, I took a moment or two […]

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