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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Celebrating 40 years of the Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda 1980

This year, Fiat is marking 40 years of an affordable Italian icon – the Panda. Originally designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, it has spawned many much-loved variants and special editions and 284,000 have found homes in the UK since its unveil in 1980. Panda I (161,501 sold) When the …

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Seat Mii review

SEAT Mii

Looking for a cute small car that’s cheap to run, fun to drive and surprisingly spacious? Here’s why the Seat Mii should be on your shortlist… What is it? The Seat Mii was developed and is built alongside its VW Group sister cars – the VW Up! and Skoda Citigo. …

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Renault Twingo GT review

Renault Twingo GT review

The Renault Twingo was the city car that dared to be different when it was launched in 2014. With its rear engine, cute looks and spacious interior, it’s been a quirky choice ever since. However, up until now, the one thing it’s lacked is Va Va Voom. The Twingo GT …

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Kia Picanto review

Perhaps nothing more demonstrates the dramatic progress made by South Korea’s Kia brand than the following statistic…. in the whole of 2007, Kia sold 29,429 cars in the UK. Now, 10 years on, 29,707 were sold in the first three months of 2017 alone. After the soaring success of 2016’s …

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Suzuki Baleno review

Suzuki Baleno

Once in a while a new car comes along – seemingly out of the blue – and surprises everyone. The new Suzuki Baleno supermini is just such a car. The Baleno seems to be all about Suzuki cementing its position in the small car sector with another value offering. The …

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Fiat 500 review

Fiat 500 review

2015 was a big year for the Fiat 500. Not only did it get a update, but the iconic Italian city car reached the historic 1.5 million production milestone – an impressive tally in little more than eight years. Available as a hatchback or convertible, some 240,000 have found a home …

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Cheapest city cars to run revealed

Suzuki Celerio

Why it’s important to look at the total cost of ownership when buying a new runabout… The latest data from automotive industry experts CAP reveals that the total cost of ownership – which includes depreciation, maintenance, fuel and insurance – varies significantly between city cars. The Suzuki Celerio offers the …

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Peugeot 108 1.2 Allure Top! review

Peugeot 108 1.2 Allure Top!

If you’re in the market for a nippy city car, you’ve never had it so good – there’s so much choice and most of the cars trying to grab your attention are great buys. Three of your possibles are closely related – you could almost say non-identical triplets – the Citroen …

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Viva la Viva

All new Vauxhall Viva

First official pictures of all-new Vauxhall Viva city car released ahead of Spring 2015 launch. Meet Vauxhall’s new entry-level five-door Viva which will join its Adam and Corsa siblings next year. With a name that pays homage to Vauxhall’s original Viva, which was made from 1963 to 1979, it’s just …

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