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  • VW Touran 1.9 TDi (2006) review

    Price:  £17,982

    24 November 2006 by Richard Yarrow

    I think 'new' might be stretching the truth a bit. The front lights are clearly new, but what else has changed? In truth, not a great deal. Those lamps have been reshaped to resemble those of the Eos...

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  • Volvo XC90 SE Sport 3.2 (2006) review

    Price:  £38,278

    24 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Looks like Volvo’s succumbed and added some attitude to the XC90 That’s right, this new pumped up SE Sport is clearly aimed at people who might have found the XC90 a bit too reserved and instead...

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  • Holden Commodore SS-V (2006) review

    23 November 2006 by Ben Whitworth

    Strewth cobber, that’s a ripper car… err… she’s a beaut, mate… Yes, well spotted there. this is an Australian car. It’s the SS-V, the performance flagship version of Holden’s spanking new VE Commodore...

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  • Subaru Impreza 1.5R (2006) review

    Price:  £12,495

    22 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    What do you mean 1.5? Is that the boost level measured in bars? Or the time it takes to get to 60mph? Er, not quite. It refers to the size of the engine in good old-fashioned cubic centimetres. There...

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  • Skoda Octavia vRS TDi (2006) review

    Price:  £18,570

    21 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    A diesel? I thought the vRS was Skoda's GTi. It is. The vRS comes with either the 197bhp FSi turbo 2.0-litre from the Golf GTi or now, with this 2.0 common-rail diesel. It’s the newer, more powerful...

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  • Volvo C30 D5 (2006) review

    Price:  £22,295

    20 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    It’s been T5 this and T5 that, I’m pleased to see you’re finally going to tell me about the C30 that I can afford to fuel. We aim to please. Yes, the blown five-cylinder T5 sounds great and certainly...

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  • Honda CR-V 2.2 CDTi (2006) review

    Price:  £20,017

    17 November 2006 by Jed Maxwell

    The castrati of SUVs is back, eh? Steady. The CR-V isn’t the most macho of off-roaders but that hasn’t stopped it being popular. In fact it’s been the market leader for the past few years and given...

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  • BMW Hydrogen 7 (2006) review

    16 November 2006 by Ben Oliver

    That’s not a green car. It’s a dirty great limo… Yes, it’s a long-wheelbase BMW 7-series with a 6-litre V12 engine. But it runs on liquid hydrogen as well as petrol, emitting virtually no CO2 when...

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  • BMW 325d (2006) review

    Price:  £27,885

    15 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Does the world need another 3-series variant? There must be millions of them by now. And what’s so special about this one? This is the 325d and it’s designed to plug the gap between the popular...

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  • BMW X5 3.0d (2006) review

    Price:  £40,450

    13 November 2006 by Richard Aucock

    Just what the world needs, another huge off-roader. That’s it, jump on the SUV-hate bandwagon. But before you do you might want to know that X5 II is safer, more efficient and even better to drive.

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  • Seat Leon Cupra (2006) review

    Price:  £19,695

    09 November 2006 by Kyle Fortune

    Ah, a sporty Leon. That'll be the FR, yes? No. Despite looking identical to the 197bhp Leon FR hot hatch, this is the red hot, 237bhp new Cupra. Not that you'd really know from the pictures. If it...

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  • Mini Cooper (2006) review

    Price:  £13,025

    06 November 2006 by Gavin Green

    A new Mini Cooper? Doesn't look that new… It really is a new car – every body panel has changed, new engine and new interior too – although it looks familiar and CAR Online has already tested the new...

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  • Jeep Wrangler 2.8 CRD (2006) review

    Price:  £17,995

    03 November 2006 by Jed Maxwell

    You said this was a new Jeep Wrangler, but it looks exactly the same. Yes, we’re talking evolution rather than revolution for the new Wrangler. But you can’t blame Jeep for that. On the other side of...

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  • Fiat Panda 100HP (2006) review

    Price:  £10,250

    02 November 2006 by Phil Ward

    What’s this, surely not a hot Panda? Well it’s been a while since 100bhp constituted ‘hot’ but that’s essentially what you’re looking at. It’s been a while coming: when the upright Seicento...

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  • Audi TT 2.0T S-Tronic (2006) review

    Price:  £24,900

    31 October 2006 by Ben Barry

    Haven’t you driven the TT? We’ve already tested the 3.2-litre four-wheel drive Audi TT, but this car’s the cut-price sibling: a front-wheel drive, 2.0-litre turbo which, at £24,625, undercuts its big...

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  • Chrysler Sebring 2.0 CRD (2006) review

    Price:  £18,995

    30 October 2006 by Jed Maxwell

    Chrysler Sebring – that sounds vaguely familiar...? The Sebring has been out in the US since 1998 where it has been a reasonable seller, but hardly set showrooms alight. Even so, that’s more than...

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  • Land Rover Freelander 2.2 TD4 (2006) review

    Price:  £20,960

    27 October 2006 by Chris Chilton

    The overview This is Freelander 2, an all-new British-built small premium off-roader, not to mention the successor to the car that kicked off the whole market for such cars. The final Land Rover...

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  • Caterham Roadsport Racer (2006) review

    25 October 2006 by Andrew Franklin

    Caterham Roadsport series: the lowdown Fancy being a racing driver? By signing up to one of Caterham's racing series, you can. And that's exactly what we did. CAR contributor Jonny Smith and I signed...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi (2006) review

    Price:  £9,695

    25 October 2006 by Chris Chilton

    What is it? It's Vauxhall's successor to the, er, Corsa. CAR Online has already driven the 1.4 petrol version, likely to be the most popular in the range, and now we're taking a look at the other...

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