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Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake’s new slant on road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake An estate car by another name, KEITH WARD takes a comfy seat in the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake BlueEfficiency. ESTATE cars come in many modern guises to avoid saying what they really are. Think of Tourer (Honda, Hyundai, Toyota); Sport Tourer (Renault, SEAT) and Sports Tourer […]

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Updated Mazda 3 is now much more refined

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mazda3 TS2 1.6 Diesel Changes to the Mazda3 may be subtle, but DAVID HOOPER says the differences are clear to see! ON the face of it, the Mazda 3 isn’t the newest of models, but earlier this year it underwent a mid-life nip and tuck – but you will need […]

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Now Mii comes with automatic gearbox

SEAT is boosting the appeal of its Mii by bringing out a version with an automatic gearbox. Already claiming class-leading interior space and versality, the addition of the automated manual gearbox is sure to prove attractive for those looking for a little more luxury. In fact, the new sequential transmission boosts fuel consumption figures. The […]

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Suzuki’s Kizashi has the makings of a good seller

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Suzuki Kizashi 2.4 Suzuki’s Kizashi has the potential to do well, but wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER reckons its engine and gearbox combination will prove to be a handicap in the UK. IT seems Suzuki’s Kizashi may be destined to remain something of a rarity on the UK’s roads, which is […]

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Swift by name, very Swift and fun by nature!

Swift by name, swift by nature, KEITH WARD enjoys an affordable hot hatch from Suzuki. AFTER six years and 2.2-million sales in 40 countries of the old Swift Sport, Suzuki replaced it this year with this all-new version, following quickly on the latest Swift hatch and resuming its flagship role atop that range with pepped-up […]

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Big cat has more toys than Blackpool pleasure beach!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: JAGUAR XF S 3.0D Packed with more attractions than Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach, DAVID HOOPER says Jaguar’s XFS is a superb all-rounder which proved to be surprisingly economical. IF you think big, powerful cars are thirsty, then think again. They don’t come very much bigger than this Jaguar XF, yet on […]

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New Beetle is more spacious and practical

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volkswagen Beetle As VW’s new Beetle goes on sale, DAVID HOOPER has a look at the new range and previews the 1.2-litre model which goes on sale later this year. The Volkswagen Beetle is surely one of the most iconic cars ever made and now, a new generation of the […]

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Impreza is more discreet, but still as fast as ever

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Subaru Impreza 2.5 WRX STi Type UK More mature, but just as potent, DAVID HOOPER reaquaints himself with an old friend – Subaru’s stunning Impreza WRX STi. SETTLING into this week’s test car was like becoming re-acquainted with an old friend I haven’t seen for a while. They’ve grown up […]

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