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VW Passat Estate 2015

New VW Passat range road test report and review

IN 41 years, 22m Passats have been sold worldwide, around 442,000 of them in the UK.

Not only is the latest Mk VIII “all-new”, say VW, but it marks the “biggest-ever jump in changes and features” of a model from them “or any other” car brand.

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Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI SE L review and road test report

ON its way for the New Year is an all-new Skoda Fabia, shorter and lighter than the current model but claiming to be roomier inside and, for what was once the joke backward brand of British motoring, a serious venture to bring (with a few evident teething problems) smartphone technology into a small family car.

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The new Jaguar XE (4)

New Jaguar XE set to pounce on fleet market

SIR William Lyons famously declared that all Jaguars have to look fast even when they are standing still – and Jaguar believe their new XE sports saloon which goes on sale in 2015 will live up to the edict of the company’s founder.

The keenly anticipated new model is expected to be a big hit in the company car sector – BMW should be concerned about its 3 Series sales, as should Audi with its A4, I fancy. I’m in no doubt customers will welcome something different in the market-place

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Fabia

Prices unveiled for new Skoda Fabia

PRICING and equipment levels for Skoda’s all-new Fabia have been revealed. And, just as the original Fabia did 14 years ago, this third generation model is set to redefine sector expectations for quality, efficiency and equipment. The 18-model Fabia range arrives in the UK in January and is offered in three trim levels: S, SE […]

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE 1.6 TDI 90PS DSG review, road test

Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE 1.6 TDI 90PS DSG road test review

SOME say Space is the final frontier, but for Skoda – well, it’s just another day in the office!
This week’s test car is the estate version of the Skoda Rapid, and as well as lots of space and practical storage solutions, it is available with a host of optional extras to complement an active lifestyle.
Glance through the brochure and you are really spoilt for choice, with various storage nets, roof bars, bags, bumper protectors, rubber mats, and even a large protective rear seat cover to stop Fido getting hair all over your nice smart seats!

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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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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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Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro SE 313PS (1)

Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro SE 313PS review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: A6 3.0 TDI quattro SE 313PS tiptronic. This discreet Audi could be the ultimate Q-Car – understated, but potent! DAVID HOOPER puts it to the test. WHEN I was a lad, I always wanted a Q-Car – a car which didn’t look anything special, but one which could out-perform just […]

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