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First Drive review: BMW 1-series (2015 F20 update)


British drivers like family hatchbacks. The Ford Focus, VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra and even Audi A3 all held a place in the 10 bestselling cars last...
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Supermini showdown: which cars are better than the...


For seven years the Ford Fiesta has been Britain’s best-selling car. Even now, one in 20 cars sold in the country is a Fiesta. But the nation’s...
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The Clarkson review: Ford Fiesta Zetec S Red Edition...


I wonder if in the First World we have all become mad. Because when we are buying something we always choose...
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First Drive review: Peugeot 208 GTi 30th (2014)


The hot hatch returned from rehab in a contrite mood. Subtle, practical and quiet, for the past few years it has been trying to rebuild its image...
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First Drive review: Mazda2 (2015)


Not only has the new Mazda2 gone upmarket, it stretches the boundaries of a supermini and its links to the digital world are cutting edge...
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First Drive review: Volkswagen Polo GTI (2014)


The new souped-up Polo may seem to be wearing its older sibling's clothes, but it emerges from the shadow of the Golf with a character all its own...
Kia Soul EV review

First Drive review: Kia Soul EV (2015)


The electric Soul shows how far battery technology has come since the tin cans of 2008. Pity about the price...
2014 Skoda Fabia review by Giles Smith for Sunday Times Driving

First drive review: Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI SE (2015)


Take a look at the crimps and bevels in the bodywork of the new Skoda Fabia hatchback. Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Because what I’m seeing...
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Top 100 Cars 2014: Top 10 Superminis


Superminis rock. Drive a really good one and you may find yourself considering anything bigger or more expensive as pointlessly profligate. They weren’t...
2015 Vauxhall Corsa SRi review

First drive review: Vauxhall Corsa SRI VX-line (2014)


The Corsa has a new body, new innards and — sort of — new engines. But only one question matters: is it as good as the Ford Fiesta?
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The Clarkson review: Audi S1 (2014)


In the original Audi quattro the engine was mounted right at the front and sent half its power to the front axle. Owners complained that the understeer...
2014 Mini 5-door Hatch review

First drive review: Mini Cooper SD 5-door hatch (2014)


Engage the owner of a current Mini in a conversation about their car and you'll undoubtedly be dragged into a long and passionate spiel about its...