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Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 review (2013-on)


Since the mid-1970s and through six successive generations, the Golf has been the standard by which all other small family cars have been judged...
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Low cost convertible thrills, without the frills


This coupe-cabriolet is Peugeot’s old 207 supermini with its roof chopped off, essentially, which means it's based on an old car that has since...
Mazda MX-5 Mk 3 (2005-2015)

Mazda MX-5 Mk 3 review (2005-2015)


The third iteration of the world-beating sports car comes in soft-top and folding hard-top forms
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The Clarkson review: Citroën DS3 cabrio DSport (2013)


From the nation that brought you Le Mans... a tent with wheels
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Top 10 sports cars and convertibles


Given that it takes several years for new models to make it from the drawing board to the forecourt, you would expect the current crop of sports cars...
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Geneva show: Ferrari turbocharges the California roadster


FOR JUST a moment, picture yourself on the Amalfi coast with your Ferrari roadster’s roof stowed in the boot, blue skies and sunshine above and...
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The Clarkson review: BMW 640i SE convertible (2011)


Have you actually stopped for a moment and looked — really looked — at the new BMW 5-series estate? All things considered, I would say that this...
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The Clarkson review: Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG (2012)


Ever since it minced into the marketplace 16 years ago, Mercedes’ little SLK has been the world’s only transgender car
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The Clarkson review: Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster (2011)


With a deserved reputation for being a bit hopeless with my hands, I approached the job of building a dam very seriously.
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The Clarkson review: Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 (2011)


A man died recently. He was called Lieutenant-Commander Peter Twiss and he began his career, quietly, as a tea taster for Brooke Bond.