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  • Lexus GS450h (2007) review

    Price:  £38,080

    29 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Looks like a limo, but I suppose if David Cameron has one, it must be green… We’re not sure how much Tory-boy’s ‘celebrity’ endorsement is worth, but the Lexus GS450h is probably the most technically...

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  • Seat Altea Freetrack 4 2.0 TDi (2007) review

    Price:  £21,395

    28 June 2007 by Richard Aucock

    Oh lord, not another modern-day Matra Rancho. Ah – immediately, you’ve spotted Seat’s biggest problem with the Altea Freetrack. This is a crossover – part MPV, part 4x4. And, with its ‘family car...

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  • Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi (2007) review

    Price:  £12,295

    28 June 2007 by Guy Bird

    Is this the new Kia Cee’d in disguise? Not really. The Hyundai i30 may share the same basic platform and engines as the Cee’d by sister brand Kia but its exterior, interior and ride and handling...

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  • Honda Civic IMA CAR (2007) review

    Price:  £19,300

    27 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    The poor man’s Prius? The Civic IMA is certainly cheaper than the better-known Prius, starting from £16,300 to the Toyota’s £17,765. Its propulsion principle is the same; IMA stands for Integrated...

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  • Honda Civic IMA (2007) review

    Price:  £16,600

    27 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    The poor man’s Prius? The Civic IMA is certainly cheaper than the better-known Prius, starting from £16,300 to the Toyota’s £17,765. Its propulsion principle is the same; IMA stands for Integrated...

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  • Citroen C3 Stop & Start (2007) review

    Price:  £11,795

    26 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    That’s not the future of green motoring - it’s just a Citroen C3. Don’t be so dismissive. The lengthily titled Citroen C3 1.4i 16v Stop & Start SensoDrive five-door, is very much the present of...

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  • Ford Focus FCV (2007) review

    25 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Why am I supposed to get excited about a last-generation Focus saloon? Partly because it has a spec-sheet that reads like a Porsche 911 GT3 RS – ultra-thin lightweight glass, bespoke parts in...

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  • Volvo V70 D5 (2007) review

    Price:  £32,095

    25 June 2007 by Peter Burgess

    Another Volvo Estate. Didn’t the Swedes invent this sector of the market? Listen to Volvo and you’d believe that its estate car stands alongside Coca Cola and Levi jeans as one of the world’s leading...

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  • Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (2007) review

    Price:  £106,180

    20 June 2007 by Phil McNamara

    So the Turbo Coupe gets the predictable cabrio chop then… Spot on. And at £106,180, this turbocharged, open-top, tech-fest is the flagship of today’s range. The only 911 topping £100k comes with a...

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  • Mercedes C220 CDI Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £28,002

    19 June 2007 by Peter Burgess

    It looks like there’s a major change going on here Certainly is. Gone are the smooth curves of the previous C-class, replaced with something far more edgy and, dare we say it, rather modern. The...

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  • Mazda 2 1.5 Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £11,799

    18 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    This looks a bit more interesting than the outgoing Mazda 2 You’re not wrong. When it arrives here in September, Mazda’s new 2 supermini will sit on spanking new chassis architecture – the same basic...

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  • Saab 9-3 1.9 TTiD 180 (2007) review

    Price:  £26,495

    18 June 2007 by Richard Aucock

    How new is this 'new' 9-3? Saab has made 2157 changes in facelifting its 3-series rival, rendering the 9-3 almost completely distinct from its Vectra platform. Or so says Saab. The nose is the most...

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  • Mitsubishi i (2007) review

    Price:  £9,084

    11 June 2007 by Guy Bird

    Haven’t we seen this somewhere before? Not the European version, no. The diminutive Mitsubishi i city car closely resembles the ‘Concept i’ shown back in Frankfurt 2003 and a production version has...

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2007) review

    Price:  £307,500

    08 June 2007 by Georg Kacher

    Ohhh… suits you Mr Kacher Thank you very much indeed. Yes, Rolls-Royce's Drophead is a truly breathtaking vehicle, one in which it only feels right to wear a tailored suit before swinging open that...

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    Skoda Roomster Scout 1.9 TDi (2007) review

    Price:  £13,070

    07 June 2007 by Kyle Fortune

    Dib dib dib, the Roomster’s gone scouting… Yep, Skoda’s quirky-looking mini-MPV dons a neckerchief and becomes the Roomster Scout. The ‘transformation’ includes a hike in ride height – the Scout...

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  • GM Hy-Wire CAR (2007) review

    06 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    The Hy-wire? Sounds like a circus act… Don't be fooled. It’s a very significant bit of technology. When General Motors unveiled AUTOnomy at the Detroit Motor Show five years ago, the oddly compelling...

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  • GM Hy-Wire concept car (2007) review

    06 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    The Hy-wire? Sounds like a circus act… Don't be fooled. It’s a very significant bit of technology. When General Motors unveiled AUTOnomy at the Detroit Motor Show five years ago, the oddly compelling...

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  • Smart ForTwo 1.0 (2007) review

    Price:  £6,840

    03 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    So this is the car that will save Smart? Given that it’s now Smart’s only model, yes. The Roadster was canned at the end of 2004 and the ForFour last year, leaving only the original two-seat city car.

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  • Smart Fortwo 1.0 (2007) review

    Price:  £6,840

    03 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    So this is the car that will save Smart? Given that it’s now Smart’s only model, yes. The Roadster was canned at the end of 2004 and the ForFour last year, leaving only the original two-seat city car. It keeps the ForTwo name, despite no longer having to distinguish itself from its deceased bigger brother. Sales of the other two were...

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  • Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE (2007) review

    03 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    How does a hydrogen-powered RX-8 work – and no technobabble please... It's simple. The RX-8's rotary engine can run on either petrol or hydrogen, which is stored in liquid form in a second fuel tank.

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