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SEAT Leon review

SEAT Leon review

The all-new SEAT Leon may not be quite as high profile as its VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia, but if you’re in the market for a new family hatchback, it’s definitely worth a test drive. Not only is it the best Leon yet, it’s …

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Kia Sorento scoops ‘Car of the Year’ title

Kia Sorento

The all-new Kia Sorento has been named the best car in Britain by leading motoring title Carbuyer. Kia’s seven-seat SUV impressed Carbuyer’s panel of judges with a remarkable blend of space, tech and value for money, which it says combines to form “a versatile SUV that’s nipping at the heels …

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Volkswagen Golf review

Volkswagen Golf review

We road test the all-new Volkswagen Golf – arguably the most significant launch of 2020 in terms of sales… After 45 years and more than 35 million examples built, the eighth generation VW Golf is the latest incarnation of a legend. Taking on the likes of the Ford Focus, Seat …

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Skoda Scala review

Skoda Scala review

Skoda’s new entrant in the fiercely competitive family hatchback sector has got its work cut out – its rivals include the Ford Focus, VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra and Kia Ceed, to name but a few. Slotting in between the Fabia and Octavia in the range, the Scala excels in all …

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The car festival that celebrates the ordinary

Festival of the Unexceptional winning Morris Marina

A mint 1977 Marina 1.3 Deluxe Estate has been crowned Best in Show at the 2019 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional. A record number of visitors attended the sixth annual celebration of automotive averageness which took place on the lawns of the Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire at the weekend. The …

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Ford Focus review

Ford Focus review

Twenty years on from the launch of the game-changing Ford Focus Mk1 comes the fourth-generation car. And the good news is that Ford’s big-selling family hatchback has regained its mojo. Having owned a few Foci over the years, I should know. Ford has clearly listened to feedback because the new …

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Ford Fiesta is top of the pops for used cars too

Ford Fiesta

New research has revealed that the Ford Fiesta isn’t just the best-selling new car in the UK – it also heads the list of favourite used cars over the last three years. According to a study into secondhand buying trends by AA Cars, the AA’s used car website, the Fiesta …

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Everyday family hatchbacks vs 100% electric LEAF

There are a number of articles out there about the Nissan LEAF which focus on showing you how it is the best in its class. But, as an everyday combustion engine driver you don’t want to know if Nissan have produced the best electric car in the EV class, you …

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Top 10 best-selling cars of 2017

Ford Fiesta

New car registrations in the UK hit 2.54 million in 2017 –  a 5.6% fall compared to 2016 – according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) A 17.1% drop in diesel sales is believed to be the main cause, along with a general …

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Vauxhall celebrates four millionth British-built Astra

Four Millionth Astra produced at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant

Vauxhall is marking a major milestone at its Ellesmere Port plant where the four millionth Briitsh-built Astra has rolled off the production line. The Cheshire manufacturing base has been making the popular family car since 1981 and Vaxuhall marked the occassion with a choreographed display of 236 Astra Sport Tourers …

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