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SEAT Ibiza crowned ‘Used Car of the Year’

Seat Ibiza review

SEAT’s popular Ibiza has been named ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Used Supermini’ at the Auto Express 2020 Awards. The panel of judges cited its space and comfort, coupled with a refined and agile driving experience. The current (fifth) generation of Ibiza was named ‘Best Supermini’ at …

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Toyota RAV4 review

Toyota RAV4 review

Quite simply, the Toyota RAV4 is the biggest-selling SUV in the world. Originally launched way back in 1994 as the “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-wheel drive”, it’s now into its fifth generation. It was a new kind of car – one that combined the go-anywhere performance and rugged stance of an …

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Are these Britain’s ‘best new car buys’?

Jaguar I-Pace

The first Carbuyer Best Buys have been announced across nine core categories in a bid to give a simplified overview of the market and to help the average UK car buyer find the vehicles that most closely suit their needs. Apparently, the recommendations recognise that buyers may be shopping across …

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Fuel economy figures more accurate than ever

What Car Real MPG fuel economy testing procedure

What Car?’s True MPG testing has revealed that new official fuel economy tests are providing more accurate results than ever before. The Worldwide Harmonised Test Vehicle Procedure (WLTP) was introduced by the European Union in September 2017 to assess new vehicle emissions and fuel economy more accurately. The WLTP protocol …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 review

Mazda MX-5

It may be a living legend and still the world’s best-selling roadster, but not even the Mazda MX-5 can afford to rest on its laurels. Despite becoming the first car to win the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year double when it was launched …

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Skoda Octavia crowned ‘New Car of the Year’

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia has been named the best new car of 2018 at the the Auto Trader New Car Awards. Skoda also secured the title of ‘Best Family Car’ for the Skoda Superb. Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided …

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Skoda Kodiaq scoops top award

Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda is celebrating after its new Kodiaq took the 2018 Car of the Year title and Best SUV award at the Honest John Awards 2018. The car reviews site also named the Superb as the Best Family Car for the second year running. “The Skoda Kodiaq is a smash hit …

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Product review: Redex ‘Petrol System Cleaner’

Redex 'Petrol System Cleaner'

Over the past few months I’ve been carrying out a trial of Redex in an attempt to find out whether it lives up to its claims. Before I start – a quick history lesson about “the UK’s number one fuel additive”… The brand dates back to 1922 when drivers used …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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Mazda celebrates the Cosmo’s 50th birthday

Mazda celebrates the Cosmo Sport's 50th birthday

Back in 1967, the sleek and stylish Cosmo Sport was the world’s first car powered by a twin-rotor engine. Known outside Japan as the 110S, it was also Mazda’s first sports car, supplying the DNA that has gone into legendary models like the Mazda RX-7 and Mazda MX-5. Although only …

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