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  • BMW 335d Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £33,610

    19 October 2006 by Ben Oliver

    286bhp, 427lb ft and 1570kgs – quite fast, presumably? Oh yes. BMW points out that the new 335d is the most powerful diesel engine it has sold in the UK and the most powerful six-pot diesel in the...

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  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2006) review

    Price:  £95,640

    18 October 2006 by Chris Chilton

    So Porsche has opened the lairy paint tins again. What’s it all in aid of? It’s time for a new GT3 RS, that’s what. Though you might suspect a marketing hand in here, I’m pleased to say it’s all to do...

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  • Seat Altea XL 1.9 TDi (2006) review

    Price:  £15,250

    16 October 2006 by Mike Roberts

    Altea XL. Sounds like a car for the larger person. What’s it about? Not to be too technical it’s basically an Altea with a bigger boot. And that’s it? Well, it’s the same as the Altea up to the...

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  • Mazda 3 MPS (2006) review

    Price:  £18,995

    12 October 2006 by Steve Moody

    So this is the most powerful hot hatch on the market? Doesn’t look like it. Maybe not, but the Millennium Falcon didn’t look like much either and look how that went. Deep beneath the exterior of what...

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  • Vauxhall Monaro VXR500 (2006) review

    Price:  £35,995

    11 October 2006 by Jon Smith

    Hang on, isn't the Monaro dead? Not yet, mate. The Aussie-built Calibra-for-the-Millennium Monaro VXR refuses to go quietly. And rightly so. You see it's all thanks to Greens Vauxhall dealership and...

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  • Honda Civic Type S 2.2 CDTi (2006) review

    Price:  £16,567

    11 October 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Looks tasty, what’s it all about? It’s basically a regular Civic that’s raided the Type R’s glam-rock make up box. It’s also the nearest we’ll come to the Type R proper until March 2007 when you’ll be...

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  • Mini Cooper S (2006) review

    Price:  £16,025

    10 October 2006 by Kyle Fortune

    Err... New Mini? Are you sure? Yes, it’s the new Mini. But you’ll have to be a real geek to spot the differences. If you really want to know it’s a bit longer, and the bonnet is a bit higher for crash...

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  • Mercedes S63 AMG review

    Price:  £99,567

    10 October 2006 by Ben Whitworth

    Hang on a tick – didn’t you drive this last week? No, that was the CL63, the coupe version of the S-class driven here. But I can understand your confusion. Mercedes has just taken the wraps off two of...

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  • Peugeot 207 GT 150 (2006) review

    Price:  £14,475

    06 October 2006 by Simon Harris

    Why a GT and not a GTi? That’ll happen in 2007. The GTi will share its 175bhp engine with the Mini Cooper S, but that’s several months away, so we should allow the GT with its 150bhp turbocharged...

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  • Mercedes CL63 (2006) AMG review

    Price:  £103,552

    05 October 2006 by Ben Whitworth

    Another Mercedes AMG model – is there no stopping these power-crazed Germans? Yes, another AMG, and no, there’s no stopping them. Not that we're complaining. When the CL63 AMG arrives here next March...

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  • Volvo C30 T5 SE (2006) review

    Price:  £22,995

    04 October 2006 by Volvo C30 T5 SE (2006) CAR review

    Why should we get excited? It’s just a hatchback version of the S40, right? Well, yes and no. The C30 is Volvo’s fourth car – after the S40, V50 and C70 coupe-cabrio – off the Ford C1 platform which...

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  • Dodge Nitro 3.7 SXT (2006) review

    Price:  £23,590

    02 October 2006 by Jed Maxwell

    Dodge Nitro? Sounds pretty explosive. What’s it all about? It’s a Land Rover Freelander-sized SUV designed to appeal to the macho man that Chrysler believe is lurking in every buyer. So it’s a pretty...

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  • Chrysler 300C SRT-8 (2006) review

    Price:  £40,550

    27 September 2006 by Chris Chilton

    What’s this SRT badge about? I thought the Hemi was the hot one. SRT, or ‘street and racing technologies’ is Chrysler’s answer to BMW’s M, Merc’s AMG and Audi’s RS monikers. Big power, big wheels and...

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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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