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New Mazda3 range

New Mazda3 range is contender for “best in class”

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Important new Mazda3 with its clever Skyactiv technology ticks all the right boxes and DAVID HOOPER  says new model is a contender for best in class. NEW cars don’t get much more important than this new model is to Mazda. The Japanese manufacturer had to get it right, and having […]

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake road test and review (3)

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 diesel 163PS Luxury road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 diesel 163PS Luxury: The lap of luxury now comes with more room – DAVID HOOPER reviews the estate version of Jaguar’s popular XF range. THE much-anticipated estate, or Sportbrake, version of Jaguar’s XF finally went on sale this year and what a stunning looking car it […]

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Volvo V40 DE SE Nav

Volvo V40 D2 SE Nav road test: Luxury and economy!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VOLVO V40 D2 SE Nav: With more than 58 miles to the gallon in real world driving conditions, DAVID HOOPER says this Volvo V40 is as good as anything on the market at the moment. CAR design is a very subjective thing, some people will love the way a car […]

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SUV

When is an SUV not an SUV? When it’s an SAV!

ONCE upon a time there was the humble SUV. A vehicle for leisure pursuits and maybe a little light work. Now the SUV market has come of age with almost every manufacturer making at least one. But BMW is moving the concept along even further and taking it upmarket. So as not to be mistaken […]

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Subaru XV

Subaru XV Crossover: An interesting alternative!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Subaru XV 2.0D SE Lux Premium 5dr With permanent four-wheel-drive and a Boxer diesel engine, DAVID HOOPER, says Subaru’s rugged XV offers an interesting alternative to the mainstream Crossover models. CROSSOVER cars are the height of fashion at the moment and although most of them look like shrunken 4x4s, under […]

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Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid During his Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid road test, DAVID HOOPER considers the pros and cons of owning and running a hybrid car. HYBRID cars are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or hate them. I’m generally in the latter camp because they are […]

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New Mazda6 road test

New Mazda6 review: Classy styling, exciting tech

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: New Mazda6 range first drive Packed with new technology and a different approach to the future of engine design, DAVID HOOPER has a look at the new Mazda6 range. YOU’RE looking at the most important new car Mazda has ever made – and that’s by the company’s own admission – […]

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New VW Golf front

VW tees up for another round of Golf | Review

ROAD TEST REPORT: New Volkswagen Golf review At the wheel of an all-new Volkswagen model, KEITH WARD tees up for another round of Golf. HERE we go with another round of the Golf.  And it tees off in top form as the fifth best selling model in the UK in the year just ended, narrowly […]

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