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  • Bentley Brooklands (2008) review

    Price:  £230,000

    12 February 2008 by Gavin Green

    It is quite an extraordinary car, this Bentley Brooklands. Think of it how you will (two-door version of the Crewe’s Missile Azure T, hardtop version of the Azure), but it's definitely blindingly...

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  • Citroen C5 2.0 HDi (2008) review

    Price:  £17,500

    11 February 2008 by Georg Kacher

    Citroen caused a stir when it unveiled the new C5. This is a class where Renault admits to making the Laguna purposively conservative. Where Citroen’s sister company Peugeot makes the...

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  • Suzuki Splash 1.2 GLS+ (2008) review

    Price:  £9,500

    08 February 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    This is Suzuki's new Splash, and please, no jokes about making waves. Suzuki claims the name represents the refreshing change the Splash brings to the mini-MPV market, or something. Whatever –...

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  • Peugeot RC Z concept (2008) review

    Price:  £19,000

    07 February 2008 by James Foxall

    Peugeot has a history of occasional sublime moments of car design punctuating regular functionality. Think 402 from 1935, the 504 Coupe unveiled in 1969 and more recently the 406 Coupe. The 308 RC Z...

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  • Lexus IS-F (2008) review

    Price:  £51,000

    07 February 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    The new Lexus IS-F performance flagship arrives here this April primed to take on its BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG rivals. Even its £51,000 price tag (M3 £50,725, C63 AMG £52,567) puts it deep...

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  • Mercedes SLK350 (2008) review

    Price:  £36,000

    06 February 2008 by Nick Trott

    After 185,000 sales of the second-generation SLK (and 310,000 of the first), Mercedes-Benz has given its little sportster a raft of enhancements, improvements and other things ending in ‘ments’ . It...

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  • Ford Mondeo Edge 1.8TDCi (2008) review

    Price:  £17,195

    05 February 2008 by Glen Waddington

    You can tell it’s a base model because of the black door handles. Check out the wheels too: 16in steelies with silver-painted plastic hubcaps. Not cool. But base-level Mondeos aren’t about cool.

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  • BMW 125i Convertible (2008) review

    Price:  £26,195

    29 January 2008 by Richard Aucock

    BMW teased us with the 1-series concept back in 2002. Remember the CS1, a stubby two-door drop-top, with flame surfacing fanning the flames of controversy? The BMW firewall, roasted by a million...

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  • Audi RS6 Avant (2008) review

    Price:  £77,625

    29 January 2008 by Ben Barry

    Another performance car for the mid-life crisis, then? Harsh. The Audi RS6 carries on what the original car started back in 2002: it’s an all-wheel drive large family car – the estate goes on sale...

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  • VW Golf 1.4 TSI 7spd DSG (2008) review

    Price:  £15,982

    28 January 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    If you subscribe to the theory that more is better, then you’ll like this. VW has just announced the latest version of its groundbreaking DSG dual-clutch gearbox with seven gears instead of six. It’s...

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  • Kia Proceed 2.0 CRDi (2008) review

    Price:  £12,295

    28 January 2008 by Gavin Green

    Stupid names for cars aren’t new. We’re had the Nissan Gloria, the Ford Probe and the Mazda Bongo Brawny van after all. But in the long roll call of daft designations, the Kia pro_cee’d (note the...

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  • Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Sport (2008) review

    Price:  £10,700

    23 January 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    Well, it’s finally here. The new Fiat 500 officially went on sale at 8pm on Monday 21 January – precisely 500 hours into the new year. And whether you like it or not, it seems destined to be the car...

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  • Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer 2.0TD RE (2008) review

    Price:  £21,995

    21 January 2008 by Dan Trent

    A quiet storm has been brewing in the countryside. With customers torn between life long brand loyalty and the ever increasing cost of fuel Subaru’s dealerships have been fielding increasingly...

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  • Jaguar XF 2.7 D Prem Lux (2008) review

    Price:  £37,500

    18 January 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Jaguar's XF 4.0-litre supercharged SV8 is a great car, but along with the naturally aspirated V8 it’ll only account for 5 percent of sales. But the 2.7-litre diesel will mop up a whopping 70 percent...

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  • Hyundai i10 (2008) review

    Price:  £6,499

    18 January 2008 by John Sootheran

    We’re not expecting to see Hyundai’s i10 in the UK for a month or two, so CAR Online went all the way to India to test drive Korea’s latest progeny. ‘Best place for them,’ I hear many of you cry – but...

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  • Toyota Land Cruiser V8 TD (2008) review

    Price:  £55,995

    17 January 2008 by Richard Aucock

    Toyota's Land Cruiser. Since 1954 and with five million made, it’s gone on to be the world’s best-selling SUV. The Range Rover’s an upstart compared to this, and Toyota’s world domination started with...

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  • Renault Laguna Sport Tourer 2.0 dCi 175 Dynamique S (2008) review

    Price:  £21,400

    15 January 2008 by James Foxall

    Renault’s new Laguna hasn’t impressed us yet. Purposively conservative looks, a slightly cramped interior, and a drive that can’t touch that of the Mondeo all count against it. But maybe the Sport...

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  • Lotus Elise SC (2008) review

    Price:  £32,550

    10 January 2008 by the CAR road test team

    We’ve been subjected to some rather tenuous special edition Elises in the past, but this is a bit different. The fastest, most powerful production version of Lotus’s baby sports car yet, it’s...

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  • Mercedes C180 SE (2008) review

    Price:  £22,937

    07 January 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Four cylinders? A manual gearbox? Not traditionally attractive territory for a Mercedes, especially if you’re talking petrol rather than diesel. But Mercedes hopes you’ll go for this car rather than...

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  • Volvo C70 2.0D SE (2008) review

    Price:  £27,995

    04 January 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Volvo launched the C70 with a USP: it was the world’s first four-seat premium convertible with a retractable steel roof. It’s a questionable claim. Is a Volvo that shares much of its underpinnings...

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