Richard Dredge

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Land Rover Discovery 2 review (1998-2004)


When it was new, the Disco didn’t have many rivals – especially if you wanted to go off-roading seven-up. The world has changed since...
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Audi A3 Mk 1 review (1996-2003)


The Audi A3 was a riposte to the BMW 3-series Compact, a three-door hatch launched in 1994 which had introduced buyers to the idea of a premium small...
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Audi A3 Mk 2 review (2003-2012)


The Audi A3 is arguably the car that introduced the concept of the small, premium-badged hatchback.
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BMW 3-series E90 review (2005-2012)


The BMW 3-series outsells the Ford Mondeo in the UK, yet it’s perceived as being far more exclusive. That’s the power of marketing for...
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Mercedes-Benz E-class W211 review (2002-2009)


The Mercedes E-class has been a constant for two decades and when it first appeared in the early 1990s (with the now-legendary W124 codename) it was...
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Ford Focus Mk 2 review (2004-2011)


The Ford Focus is one of the UK’s most desirable cars. There are masses to choose from, used prices are very tempting and it's great to drive.
Ford Fiesta Mk 7 review

Ford Fiesta Mk 6 review (2008-2017)


The sixth take on the Ford Fiesta, launched in 2008, is the best car in its class to drive and the only reason for not buying one...
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Seat Ibiza Mk 4 review (2008-on)


The Ibiza is based on the same platform as the VW Polo and Skoda Fabia, and for its sharper design and keen pricing we’d say the Ibiza is the...