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  • Audi S5 (2007) review

    Price:  £39,825

    26 April 2007 by Georg Kacher

    Have I missed something? How can we be reading about an S5 when we haven't even had an A5? Because Audi knew BMW was going to launch its M3 this spring and wanted to spoil the Munich firm's thunder.

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  • Renault Clio 197 R27 (2007) review

    Price:  £17,250

    25 April 2007 by Richard Aucock

    The Clio F1 Team R27. That's the 197 special edition named after this year's slothful F1 car, right? Ooh, get you. We should be feeling sympathy for Renault. It wraps up the World Championship with...

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  • Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi (2007) review

    Price:  £17,595

    24 April 2007 by Tim Pollard

    A new Mondeo... isn't that supposed to be a snore-worthy non-event? Definitely not. The very mention of Mondeo might not raise the heartbeat, but this is an important car for Ford. Not only does it...

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  • Cadillac BLS 1.9D (2007) review

    Price:  £21,473

    24 April 2007 by Julian Kirk

    Another US saloon arriving in Britain with right-hand drive? What's so special about the BLS? It's the first Cadillac offered with a diesel engine. Well if you discount the disastrously unreliable...

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  • Mini One and Cooper D (2007) review

    Price:  £11,625

    19 April 2007 by CJ Hubbard

    This is old news isn't it? We've seen this new new MINI before... Ah, but no. You've seen the new Cooper, and the new Cooper S - the sportiest models. This brand spanking pair of cheery-faced...

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  • Toyota Hilux D-4D 170 (2007) review

    Price:  £18,195

    05 April 2007 by Chris Chilton

    I thought this was CAR? Looks more like a truck to me. A truck it is and it’s here on CARonline because the British tax loophole is closing up. For the past five years or so sales in commercial...

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  • Proton Satria Neo 1.6 GSX (2007) review

    Price:  £9,595

    29 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Well there’s a blast from the past. A pretty unwelcome one at that Hold on there. Don’t you remember the old Satria GTi? Okay, so the engine was rough as a a belt-driven sander and the square exhausts...

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  • Peugeot 207 GTi (2007) review

    Price:  £15,395

    27 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Peugeot seems to have happily vacated its place at the top of the hot hatch pile in recent years. What’s the 207 GTi going to do to change our minds? Make the competition look expensive, for a start.

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  • Land Rover Defender 90 (2007) review

    Price:  £21,380

    26 March 2007 by Gavin Green

    A new Defender! Though the old girl still looks much the same as she did 60 years ago You’re right – the Defender traces its ancestry back to 1948 and remains the granddaddy of off-roaders, the Morgan...

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  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (2007) review

    Price:  £145,000

    23 March 2007 by Georg Kacher

    What's so special about this evil-looking bit of kit? It's a harder, faster and lighter Lamborghini Gallardo, a kind of pre-emptive strike against the Ferrari F430 Challenge Stradale due for launch...

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster (2007) review

    Price:  £91,000

    23 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    A new Aston Martin convertible? Indeed, but don’t call it that, or even a Volante: this is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. Those five words will set you back £91,000, £8k more than the coupe.

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  • Dodge Avenger 2.0 CRD (2007) review

    21 March 2007 by Kyle Fortune

    Dodge’s European assault continues then? Sure does, after the introduction of the Caliber last year Dodge is now offering us its new Avenger. It’s the Caliber’s big brother, competing in the D-sector,...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa VXR (2007) review

    Price:  £15,625

    13 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Not exactly the shy and retiring sort is it? Come on, this is a product of Vauxhall’s VXR division, a sub-marque that makes a point of being ruder, lairier and louder than any of its rivals. So while...

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  • Mercedes C350 Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £35,577

    12 March 2007 by Richard Aucock

    Seven years since the last, an all-new C-Class. What are the highlights? Mercedes has gone back to basics with the new C. Keen to banish memories of the E-class quality/breakdown/recall debacle, it...

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  • Mercedes SLK200 Edition 10 (2007) review

    Price:  £29,725

    05 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    So what's Mercedes come up with to mark the SLK's first decade? The SLK Edition 10, a special version of the roadster with some very special paint. No different mechanically from the existing...

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  • Jeep Compass 2.0 CRD Limited manual (2007) review

    Price:  £19,010

    02 March 2007 by Jed Maxwell

    Is this the much vaunted ‘Jeep for ladies’ then? Well sort of. This is Jeep’s first ‘compact sport utility’ and it’s hoping the softer more modern lines will appeal to drivers who want a Jeep but...

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  • BMW 530i (2007) review

    Price:  £34,610

    02 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Er, help me out, I’ve been staring at the picture, pen poised, for 20 minutes and I haven’t ringed a single difference See that big air intake under the bumper? See how the ends point upwards instead...

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  • Citroen C4 'By Loeb' (2007) review

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Calling it C4 'by Loeb' makes it sounds like some sort of perfume. What's it for and did the world's greatest rally driver really have anything to do with it? The C4 by Loeb (wouldn't 'Loeb edition'...

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  • BMW 120i (2007) review

    Price:  £18,995

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    It’s a 1-series with two fewer doors Well spotted. Two years after we first got our hands on the original five-door 1-series, BMW has given us the sportier (if only psychologically) three-door.

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