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BMW 1-Series Mk1 review (2004-2011)

It's the only rear-wheel-drive car in this class - if such mechanical esoterica matter to you - and the cheapest way into BMW ownership apart from...
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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti review (2004-2010)

When the 612 was launched in 2004, the notion of a comfortable and practical Ferrari was anathema to supercar enthusiasts. Time and changing fashion...
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Volkswagen Golf Mk 6 review (2009-2012)

On sale since 1974 the Golf is both one of the most obvious and the most desirable choices in its class, and the essential formula of this small family...
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Subaru Forester review (2008-2012)

Subaru's venerable Forester is a long way from the crossovers and lifestyle SUVs: it's the 4x4 bought by countryside people who care more about utility...
Chevrolet Camaro (2012-2015)

Chevrolet Camaro review (2012-2015)

Directly evoking the original 1967 Camaro in its styling, the fifth-generation version of this long-running Mustang-basher is reassuringly retro both...
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Rolls-Royce Ghost review (2009-on)

Smaller but quicker and more powerful than a Phantom, the Ghost was conceived as the drive-it-yourself "entry-level" Rolls-Royce saloon.
Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic (2009-2016)

Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic review (2009-2016)

One of the first compact MPVs on the market, the Scénic introduced family car buyers to a new concept: a multi-seat estate the size of a hatchback...
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Volvo C30 review (2007-2012)

The Volvo C30 was distinctively Swedish-looking and one of the more upmarket three-door hatchbacks around - despite sharing its underpinnings with...
Vauxhall Antara review

Vauxhall Antara review (2007-on)

The sister model to the Chevrolet Captiva, the Antara is built in South Korea and is a cheap, low-tech SUV. It lacks the off-road ability of the old...
Mercedes-Benz B-class Mk 2 (2012-on)

Mercedes-Benz B-class review (2005-on)

The B-class is bit of an oddity, frankly. It's a compact five-door car that makes a rather uncomfortable compromise between the company's bigger Viano...
Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005-2015)

Suzuki Grand Vitara review (2005-2015)

A car that has been with us since the earliest days of the road-going-SUV craze, the Grand Vitara hasn’t evolved much over the years from its basic...
Vauxhall Zafira (2005-2014)

Vauxhall Zafira Mk 2 review (2005-2014)

Vauxhalls seven-seat people carrier, family hauler and hire-fleet workhorse