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SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 road test review

SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 road test review

WITH the new SEAT Leon Cupra you get two cars for the price of one. Ok, not literally, but what you do get is one car with two very different characters and you can switch between the two at the touch of a chequered flag button on the dash.
Comfortable to drive every day, or one of the best track day cars you can buy, the new Cupra is as good as it gets in the hot hatch world and is already a record breaker.

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Kia pro_cee’d GT road test review

Kia pro_cee’d GT road test review: It’s a quick Kia, pro_cee’d with caution!

A Kia with a GT badge? Really? Yes, it’s true! DAVID HOOPER has been putting Kia’s hot hatch through its paces. THERE was a time when the prospect of a performance car from Kia seemed as unlikely as Santa swopping Rudolph and Co for a hybrid drive system – but not anymore! Proudly sporting GT […]

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Vauxhall Adam Jam 70PS ecoFLEX StartStop

Vauxhall Adam Jam 1.2i 70PS road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Vauxhall Adam Jam 1.2i 70PS ecoFLEX Start/Stop – With trendy looks and a fun character, is the dinky little Adam all Glam with no Slam? DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test. THE little Adam is Vauxhall’s attempt to take on the incredibly successful BMW Mini and Fiat’s remake of […]

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Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco roadtest review

Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco roadtest review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco – We drive the car which completes Kia’s design revolution but, DAVID HOOPER asks if it’s a case of form over function? THIS is the third generation of Kia’s increasingly popular Carens range and is the model the Korean manufacturer claims has completed its […]

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Nissan Juke Nismo

Nissan Juke Nismo road test + 200bhp + 2WD = ?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Nissan Juke Nismo – A bit of a Marmite car the Nissan Juke may be – but I like it! So does its high stance and 200bhp in the Nismo version work well? DAVID HOOPER puts one to the test to find out. FOR many, the Nissan Juke is a […]

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Vauxhall Cascada 1.4 150PS (

Vauxhall Cascada 1.4i SE 140 road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: The Vauxhall Cascada 1.4i SE 140 is a proper four-seat convertible which won’t break the bank. DAVID HOOPER wonders if Vauxhall is hoping it will pick up where the Saab 9-5 Convertible left off. I THINK that Vauxhall could be onto something with its discreetly stylish new Cascada – perhaps […]

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Seat Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150

SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: The new SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150PS certainly looks the part, which what’s it like to drive. DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. THERE’S no doubt the new SEAT Leon looks the part with its sharp styling. Add to that its upmarket feel, high quality interior and very […]

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VW Golf Mk VII (2)

VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI road test and review: What price quality?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI: What price do you put on quality? DAVID HOOPER drives the new VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI and is reminded just how good today’s VWs are. I HAVEN’T driven anything Volkswagen for a few months, but my re-acquaintance with the brand quickly reminded me of […]

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