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Seat Leon 1.4 TSI (2015) long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 27 January 2015 10:22

Month 7 running a Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI: the farewell verdict by CAR magazine The intrinsic vexation associated with any interruption to a languid post-work pint aside, easily the most aggravating thing about the regular, pub-based, ‘What should I buy next?’ inquisitions that are the only downside to this employ is that Nobody Ever Takes Your Advice. This, I ...

Peugeot 308 GT (2015) review

Rated 4 out of 54

CJ Hubbard, 16 January 2015 09:15

Think of the Peugeot 308 GT as the warm-up act for the 308 R, a car that should finally see the RCZ R’s bonkers drivetrain transplanted into a more practical bodystyle whenever the powers that be finally deign to release it. And if the 308 R carries on in the same vein, a warm-up is the least you’ll be needing ...

Honda Civic Black Edition 1.6 i-DTEC (2015) review

Rated 4 out of 54

Stephen Worthy, 24 December 2014 07:00

Despite his love of all things animal-related, bequiffed former Smiths frontman Morrissey is a bit of a car fan, regularly spied driving a classic Aston Martin around Hollywood, where he now lives. But if he was after a modern – one that offered him economy mixed with decent looks – this Black Edition of the Honda Civic should be on ...

Nissan Pulsar (2015) review

Rated 2 out of 52

Steve Moody, 26 November 2014 09:42

On a launch a few years ago, I drove a facelifted pea green Nissan Almera round greasy north-east streets in grimy fog. One of the most depressing cars I have ever driven, I thought that Nissan’s phalanx of genre-busting crossovers and bonkers Nismo cars had consigned such motoring nonentities to history. But I had not driven a Nissan Pulsar. Let’s ...

Volvo V40 D4 Geartronic SE Lux Nav (2014) review

Rated 2 out of 52

Greg Fountain, 29 September 2014 11:04

Volvo’s crusade to get its entire model range adopted as part of the Green Party manifesto has arrived in Golf territory with the introduction of the new ‘Drive-E’ powertrain in the V40 hatchback. Drive-E is intended to force down C02 emissions while maximising responsiveness and performance – a quest that ought to set petrolheads and environmentalists hitting the same dancefloor ...

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI (2013) long-term test review

Rated 3 out of 53

the CAR road-test team, 02 July 2014 11:40

Month 9 running an Audi A3 Sportback: the end of CAR magazine's A3 Sportback review The Audi A3 Sportback transported me through the most transformational year in my life. I turned 40, but no mid-life crisis sports car for me; after all, an F-type isn’t ideal for bringing your first baby home from hospital. And as children come with a ...

Mercedes A-class A200 CDI Sport (2013) long-term test review

Rated 3 out of 53

the CAR road-test team, 16 June 2014 12:27

Month 8 running a Mercedes A-class: CAR magazine's long-term test review conclusion From the moment the new Merc A-class concept broke cover back in April 2011 Mercedes made it clear that here was a step-change, a car to lower the average age of the Merc buyer by, ooh, 50 years or so. Out goes the dumpy ice-cream tub styling of ...

Lexus CT200h Advance (2014) CAR review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ollie Kew, 11 April 2014 13:00

Lexus claims to have made hundreds of changes to the facelifted CT200h, distinguished by its gurning ‘spindle grille’ and new alloy wheels. Not one of those tweaks heralds the arrival of something that’d make the CT more relevant to many UK buyers in one fell swoop: a turbodiesel engine. The range stretches from the £20,995 ‘S’ to the £29,495 ‘Premier’, ...

Subaru WRX STI (2014) CAR review

Rated 4 out of 54

Damion Smy, 10 April 2014 13:30

The Subaru WRX STI is back. Those three letters: W, R and X struck fear into the hearts of drivers of much more expensive machinery back in 1994 when the bargain pocket rocket first landed in showrooms, and still kicked up a fuss when the last version went off sale in 2012. While Mitsubishi is killing off the Lancer Evo, ...

Vauxhall Astra scoop (2015) first spy shot of new Astra

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 10 April 2014 11:45

Vauxhall is rearming its venerable Astra to take on the thorny issues of a class-leading VW Golf, sharper new Ford Focus and Peugeot’s Car of the Year: the 308. Luton will put the Astra on a strict diet, plumb in fresh engines, and offer a much-needed cabin update as the Astra and new Corsa supermini ride to Vauxhall’s rescue in ...

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