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  • Mercedes GL420 CDI (2006) review

    Price:  £63,872

    26 September 2006 by Nathan Millward

    Another over-inflated luxury 4x4? Fair point. There is a whiff of Groundhog Day about the GL-Class but with seven seats, a host of new engines and comfort to match a luxury saloon, it could be worth...

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  • BMW M6 Convertible (2006) review

    Price:  £88,225

    25 September 2006 by Ben Barry

    What's this, an even more expensive BMW M6? It certainly is. At £86,400 the convertible costs nearly £5k more than the regular M6 coupe. Yes, it’s a premium price, but BMW has done the sums and knows...

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  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S (2006) review

    Price:  £78,420

    21 September 2006 by Chris Chilton

    A 911 Targa? It’s just a Carrera with a super-size sunroof isn’t it? Pretty much. But it’s been a staple of the 911 range since the first appeared in the mid sixties. Back then it was a solution to...

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  • Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi (2006) review

    Price:  £16,795

    20 September 2006 by Richard Aucock

    That looks a fancy bit of modern art. Very funny. But you’re right – it’s the latest success from C4/C6 designer Jean-Pierre Ploué. And a crucial new seven-seat compact MPV. Thanks to romping parents,...

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  • Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet TDCi CC-2 (2006) review

    Price:  £17,795

    20 September 2006 by Peter Burgess

    Yawn! Another coupe-cabrio! We've had hundreds of them in 2006... Ford might be talking about the way forward, but it's pretty backward when it comes to spotting emerging market segments. It was late...

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  • Renault Espace 2.0dCi 175 (2006) review

    Price:  £33,150

    18 September 2006 by Dimitri Pesin

    This Espace doesn't look very different – what's new? The Espace gets revised diesel engines for 2007, ensuring all now meet the Euro4 emissions standard. Quality takes a step forward, and there...

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  • Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £19,580

    18 September 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Finally, a folding tin top that looks great and isn’t a Mercedes. Amen to that. Although the MX-5 is in a market of about one now that the MR2, Smart Roadster and MGF have vacated the two-seater...

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  • Ford Shelby GT500 (2006) review

    15 September 2006 by Jason Barlow

    Over-sexed, over-hyped and now over here. Why should I care about a hot Mustang? Care? You should get down on your knees and give thanks to the Lord! OK, so we habitually write off American cars as a...

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  • Range Rover TDV8 (2006) review

    Price:  £55,100

    14 September 2006 by Phil McNamara

    Looks the same to me – what's new about this Range Rover? Land Rover keeps tinkering with the Range Rover, in a bid to maintain its spot as the pinnacle of SUVs. It's an extensive overhaul for...

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  • Mercedes CL600 (2006) review

    Price:  £107,097

    13 September 2006 by Georg Kacher

    Who would buy a CL when they could have an S-class or, more likely, an SL? You’d be surprised just how many people have fallen for the blend of S-class refinement, seating for four and a sharper...

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  • BMW X3 3.0sd (2006) review

    Price:  £37,150

    11 September 2006 by Angus Fitton

    I'm stumped - what's new? You're not the only one - apparently this is the revised BMW X3. Although if you can spot all the differences between the pre- and post-facelift cars you really should get...

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  • Honda S2000 (2006) review

    Price:  £27,402

    11 September 2006 by Jed Maxwell

    Hasn’t the S2000 been around for ages? It certainly has. It was launched in 1999 but Honda reckons it’s got a few years left in it yet. This is its second face lift (the first came in 2002) and Honda...

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  • Lotus Europa S (2006) review

    Price:  £33,945

    10 September 2006 by Ben Barry

    What's this – a slightly bigger Elise? Kind of. Lotus claims the Europa delivers the majority of the Elise and Exige's driving thrills while offering a load more practicality and comfort – 'business...

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  • Jaguar XKR Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £70,097

    07 September 2006 by Ben Oliver

    Another old engine in a new shell; why should I get excited? True, both the new XK and now the new XKR use drivetrains largely carried over from the last-generation XK. But there wasn't much wrong...

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  • Suzuki Swift Sport (2006) review

    Price:  £11,549

    05 September 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Suzuki Swift Sport? Sounds like a horrible special edition to me... The name may suggest graphic-laden dealer special, but this is a genuine junior hot hatch. The Swift Sport is a thoroughly sorted,...

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  • VW GX3 concept (2006) review

    04 September 2006 by Georg Kacher

    What planet’s this from? It looks like a mash up between a Lotus Elise, Ariel Atom and Reliant Robin… This is Volkswagen’s GX3 – a minimalist three wheeler that combines a superbike’s blistering...

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  • Audi S3 (2006) review

    Price:  £27,000

    31 August 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Hot hatch So the fast A3 returns. What’s the story this time? It’s the same basic recipe: turbocharged four-pot motor and Haldex four-wheel drive system, a great cabin and a price that makes it appear...

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  • Jeep Wrangler 3.8 (2006) review

    Price:  £22,595

    30 August 2006 by James Foxall

    Jeep's most agricultural model looks the same as ever. Has anything changed? Jeep's design boffins confusingly tell you that the new Wrangler is exactly the same but totally different to the previous...

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  • Bentley Arnage T (2006) review

    Price:  £178,200

    30 August 2006 by Nick Trott

    Another new Bentley? Yep, Bentley is on a roll. After Continental GT in 2003, the Flying Spur in 2005 and the new Azure and Continental GTC in '06, now we have a refreshed 2007-model year Arnage. It's...

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  • Cadillac SRX (2006) review

    Price:  £27,995

    25 August 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Hmmm, this looks like the dictionary definition of a Yank tank... The SRX is nearly as long as a Range Rover and weighs well over two tonnes, so it's hardly compact. But you ain't seen nothing yet.

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