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  • Audi S3 Sportback car review front view

    Audi S3 Sportback (2008) review

    Price:  £27,720

    21 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    The Audi S3 Sportback is the latest Audi niche performance car - the mechanicals of the three-door S3 being shoehorned into the five-door Sportback A3 body. Its introduction coincides with a mild...

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  • Alfa Romeo Brera S 2.2 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,950

    20 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    With the new Brera S, Alfa Romeo is hoping to tempt proper enthusiast drivers back to the marque. The Brera is a car that has always tempted, but ultimately disappointed. So by turning to Prodrive,...

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  • Audi A4 3.0 TDI SE Quattro (2008) review

    Price:  £29,500

    20 May 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Pick the optimum combo for a compact exec and the Audi A4 3.0 TDI SE Quattro might spring to mind: V6 diesel grunt and smoothness, the handling promise of four-wheel drive, suave looks and finish and...

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  • Volkswagen Phaeton car review, front picture

    VW Phaeton 3.0 V6 TDI (2008) review

    Price:  £43,515

    19 May 2008 by Glen Waddington

    The Volkswagen Phaeton is overshadowed by the Audi A8 as VAG’s luxury car and, for some, that could be its allure. If you’re interested in space and comfort more than style and glamour, the Volkswagen...

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  • Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI Elegance (2008) review

    Price:  £19,000

    16 May 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    Skoda’s Superb flagship has always been a leftfield option among mainstream motorway fodder. It had two difficult names to overcome, generic Volkswagen-esque styling, a lot of hand-me-down componentry...

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  • Maserati Granturismo S (2008) review

    Price:  £89,900

    15 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    With 433bhp, the Maserati Granturismo S is the most powerful production Maserati ever built, limited-edition MC12 not included. Shown at the Geneva show a year on from the original Granturismo unveil...

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  • Caterham Superlight R500 (2008) review

    Price:  £36,995

    15 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    The R500: Caterham’s maddest, meanest creation returns to scare witless anyone brave enough to strap themselves into its kevlar bucket seat: more advanced, more usable, but promising to be as vicious...

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  • Chevrolet Epica 2.0D LS (2008) driven review

    Price:  £14,595

    15 May 2008 by Richard Aucock

    The Chevrolet Epica probably isn’t a car review you’ve been waiting for, but the real appeal lies in what dealers stick to the windscreen: £13,595. A typo? No, a price that buys you a base Epica.

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  • Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Aventura (2008) review

    Price:  £29,365

    14 May 2008 by Matthew Jones

    Remember Nissan’s TV advert where the Pathfinder sent people screaming for cover as it chugged through an Amercian city? That’s because this pick-up is a gigantic brute of a car, a proper workhorse, a...

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  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (2008) review

    Price:  £147,330

    13 May 2008 by Chris Chilton

    The first baby Lambo to crack 200mph is far from all-new, but the Gallardo LP560-4 has more to offer over the old car than simply a front bumper that looks like it was pinched from a Ferrari Enzo.

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  • Chrysler 300C CRD SRT Design (2008) driven review

    Price:  £32,505

    12 May 2008 by Keith Adams

    The Chrysler 300C has won more than its fair share of admirers since it exploded into view in 2005. It seems that those with a taste for the alternative have bought into the bad-boy American bruiser.

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  • Seat Ibiza (2008) review

    09 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    At last, here’s a new Seat Ibiza – the fourth generation in fact – and it’s a very, very important car for the Spanish manufacturer. This is the first new model to be launched on the watch of new...

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  • Dodge Journey 2.0 CRD (2008) review

    Price:  £18,000

    08 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    The Dodge Journey has a tough job on its hands. The MPV sector has been going through a bit of a shake-up recently. People don't want to drive around in minibuses any more, yet still want space for...

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 Roadster (2008) review

    Price:  £102,000

    07 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    Earlier this year Aston Martin unveiled the coupe version of their N400 V8 Vantage – built to commemorate the company’s fledgling efforts in long distance production-based racing with the Vantage N24...

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  • Aston Martin DB9 facelift (2008) driven review

    Price:  £116,950

    07 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    The suave DB9 has formed the backbone of Aston Martin’s revival in the noughties under the rein of the company's German boss Ulrich Bez. Now, some five years into its life, there’s a revised model,...

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  • Ford Focus ST (2008) review

    Price:  £20,850

    06 May 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Ford Focus ST is back, and the good news is that alongside new looks inside and out, the excellent dynamics remain unchanged. Ford has spent the mid-life nip/tuck money freshening up the visuals...

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  • Infiniti FX50 CAR (2008) review

    Price:  £50,000

    05 May 2008 by Georg Kacher

    The Infiniti FX50 will be the upmarket Japanese brand’s most expensive car when the company launches into Europe in autumn 2008. At an estimated £50k and with big 4x4s about as popular as a Cadbury's...

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  • Audi TT 1.8T (2008) driven review

    Price:  £23,000

    02 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    Just when you though Audi were getting carried away with the TTS and TT TDI we have the much more sensible 1.8 turbo. And no, this isn’t the old car come back to haunt us, but an entry-level version...

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  • Renault Koleos Privilège dCi 175 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,695

    02 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    When the Renault Koleos was unveiled at the Geneva motor show the original press information claimed that this was an SUV that 'handles like a hatchback'. But those words have disappeared...

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  • BMW M3 Convertible M-DCT (2008) driven review

    Price:  £54,655

    01 May 2008 by Chris Chilton

    The BMW M3 Convertible is not a Footballers’ Wives kind of car. The convertible M3 might be heavier and bendier than the coupe but, along with that glorious V8, this  car also hasa...

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