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10 cars for a mid-life crisis


Motors for your mid-life crisis
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Dom Joly: Which car options are essential, and which...


You can spend almost as much on optional extras these days as you can on the car itself — from ceramic brakes to carbon-fibre wheels costing £10,000.
Vauxhall Mokka review

First drive review: Vauxhall Mokka 1.4 Turbo 4x4 Tech...


Where do we stand on brown right now? Fashion diktats change so quickly and memos go astray. Is brown the new white, which was itself once the new...
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer review

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer review (2012 - on)


When the original Vauxhall Zafira appeared, it revolutionised MPVs.
Vauxhall Zafira (2005-2014)

Vauxhall Zafira Mk 2 review (2005-2014)


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


DESPITE DEPRECIATION (the loss of a car's value as it ages) being the biggest single motoring cost, we are all obsessed with how much fuel our cars...
20 years of Clarkson: Vauxhall Vectra review (2002)

20 years of Clarkson: Vauxhall Vectra review (2002)


If Vauxhall can't be bothered to make the car interesting in any way whatsoever, I can't be bothered to drive it.
Vauxhall Adam Slam Clarkson review

The Clarkson review: Vauxhall Adam Slam (2013)


This morning a man in a chunky-neck jumper and corduroy trousers is sitting down to his plate of kippers, blissfully unaware that he’s the last...
Vauxhall Insignia review

Vauxhall Insignia review (2008-on)


The Vauxhall insignia is a handsome machine, better-looking than its main rival, the Ford Mondeo. But in this fiercely competitive sector, there are...
Vauxhall Astra Mk 6 (2009-2015)

Vauxhall Astra Mk 6 review (2009-2015)


Vauxhall’s British-built compact family car offers something for everyone: a practical five-door model, a sporty three-door and an estate holdall.
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Top 10 electric cars and hybrids


No other motoring category is moving as quickly as this one. Among the cars here are not just all-electric vehicles and conventional hybrids but also...
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Top 10 MPVs / people carriers


Has Doctor Who been designing cars? The multipurpose vehicle (MPV) now has a Tardis-like quality.