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Pandemic prompts drive for pet-friendly cars

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More than a third of new dog-owning motorists had to ‘pup-size’ their cars over the last year by buying a bigger or more practical motor to accommodate their pets, according to new research. The pandemic saw a surge in interest in canine companions, with online puppy searches soaring by 115 …

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Why dream cars have to wait

Aston-Martin-Vantage

UK motorists won’t own their dream car until they are 47 – and it’s likely to be a black sports car, preferably an Audi or Aston Martin. A study of 2,000 drivers found many know what they want, but most will have to wait before making the dream a reality, …

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Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen e-C4 review

Citroen is hedging its bets with the all-new C4 – a distinctive family car that’s a cross between a hatchback and a crossover. Not only is it available with conventional petrol and diesel engines, but there’s also a pure electric version. Badged the e-C4, it has a useful 217-mile range …

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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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Audi A3 Sportback review

Audi A3 Sportback

The all-new A3 is an important model for Audi because it’s one of the premium manufacturer’s best-selling models in Europe. It’s also up against some strong rivals – especially the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Available as a hatchback (Sportback) or saloon, Audi says the fourth generation A3 (the …

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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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Nissan Leaf e+ review

Nissan Leaf e+ review

Nissan upgrades its best-selling Leaf electric car to give it a longer range and more power… The Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the world’s most popular electric vehicle (EV). More than 410,000 have been sold globally since 2010, of which 130,000 have found homes in Europe. Made in Britain at …

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Mazda3 review

Mazda3 review

The latest Mazda3 is the first in an all-new generation of cars from the Japanese manufacturer. It’s a real head-turner with its distinctive design, while the quality of the materials used and general finish underlines the brand’s steady move upwards into the premium sector. Where once the Mazda3 competed with …

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Subaru Impreza review

Subaru Impreza

Cards on table time – we’re big fans of Subaru, a hidden gem of a car brand if ever there was one. A left-field choice perhaps, but Subaru has a loyal following – especially for its Outback, XV and Forester SUVs. The problem for Subaru is that its 4x4s are …

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