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Skoda Fabia (2015) 1.2 TSI 90 CAR review

Rated 3 out of 53

James Taylor, 24 October 2014 17:28

Having batted on for a sterling seven years, the outgoing Skoda Fabia is preparing to walk off with its head held high and waiting in the wings is this, its fighting-fit replacement. New from the ground up, the 2015 Skoda Fabia’s styling rigidly toes the corporate line with an Octavia-esque snout and the same kind of crisp Corby trouser press ...

Audi S1 (2014) long-term test review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

the CAR road test team, 20 October 2014 15:21

Month 1 running an Audi S1: long-term test review I was still crawling and filling nappies (often simultaneously) when the Group B era of rallying was coming to a tragic end, but I know enough that the original Audi S1 was a fire-spitting, near-600bhp monster. This new S1? Not so much. Still, despite marketing sorts plundering Audi’s back catalogue to ...

Caterham Seven 160 (2014) long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 16 October 2014 11:10

Month 2 running a Caterham Seven 160: less is more! Where do I start to begin explaining how wonderful this car is? Unlike every other Caterham I’ve driven, the 160 isn’t about outright pace and eyeball-flattening acceleration. It’s all about the sensation of speed, the impression of covering ground at a riotous rate. In most modern cars 60mph feels slug ...

BMW M3 E30 vs Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth

BMW M3 E30 vs Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth
E30 BMW M3. Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth. Two poster boy heroes for any boy growing up in the 1980s. Our sister newspaper Classic Car Weekly this week pitted two striking examples against each other for a feature – and two CAR writers hopped along for the ride. Here they swap notes. From: Tim PollardTo: CJ HubbardSubject: E30 M3 and 190E ...

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  • 16 October 2014

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T SRi VXLine (2015) CAR review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Taylor, 15 October 2014 14:38

Do you feel a nagging sense of déjà vu when you look at the new Vauxhall Corsa? If you do, it’s hardly surprising, for while this is said to be an all-new car, there are bits of it that aren’t quite, well, all new. Those windows look familiar because, aside from the addition of a dark plastic flick on the ...

Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium (2014) CAR review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

CJ Hubbard, 14 October 2014 14:18

Fair to say we weren’t particularly impressed with the Ford Ecosport when we drove the 1.5-litre diesel version back in January. So here we are in the UK with the keys to the 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol alternative. Has time and distance made the heart – or even the head – grow fonder? Don’t bank on it. The Ecosport – that's ...

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 video twin test (2014)

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 video twin test (2014)
brightcove.createExperiences(); Here's the full video road test of the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche 911 GT3. It's a behind-the-scenes film of our twin test in Wales, first featured in the October 2014 issue of CAR magazine. Each month, our iPad edition features videos such as this and you can read more about the CAR magazine app and our best deals ...

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  • 13 October 2014

Audi RS6 Avant (2014) long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 13 October 2014 15:01

Month 3 running an Audi RS6: the brakes grumble At around 2000 miles, the RS6’s brakes – standard discs, not optional ceramics – started juddering. This wasn’t a wobble, it was a brake-disc earthquake. I hadn’t been on track, nor driven particularly hard. Odd. The great thing about having a new car is that problems are taken care of, but it’s ...

Renault Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R (2014) review

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

CJ Hubbard, 10 October 2014 06:36

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Nürburgring, along comes Renault with yet another version of the Renaultsport Megane. Bad news if you’re Seat, and were hoping to hold onto your front-wheel drive lap record a little longer; everyone else, please be upstanding for the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R, spiritual successor to the previous-generation Megane ...

Seat Leon 1.4 TSI (2014) long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 09 October 2014 09:15

Month 3 running a Seat Leon: inside the cabin Not only has the new Leon’s exterior design now come of age, but the interior is also far more appealing in its new-found homogeny. Still clearly cantering from the VAG stable albeit, it no longer feels like a hand-me-down from previous generations of Golf. The seat’s entirely comfortable, the driving position ...

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