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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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  • Ford Focus 1.6 Econetic (2008) review

    Price:  £16,550

    30 April 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Ford’s gone green with the Focus Econetic, so you can put that order for a Toyota Prius on hold. Stick a pair of sill extensions and narrow tyres on a Focus, lower it, and you get a drag factor of...

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  • Audi TTS Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £33,390

    30 April 2008 by Gavin Green

    The new Audi TTS is the fastest and sportiest version of the iconic TT. Finally, the TT gets the performance to complement the style. Power comes from a hotter version of the TT’s existing 2.0-litre...

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  • Audi TT 2.0 TDI (2008) driven review

    Price:  £26,350

    29 April 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Audi TT TDI. Is this oil-burner from Audi another Ingolstadt niche? Or a svelte coupe and cabriolet with low-end grunt, low emissions and decent fuel consumption? A few critics of Audi's...

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  • Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel (2008) review

    28 April 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    At 270bhp, this is the most powerful Exige Lotus has ever built yet it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. The Exige 270E Tri-Fuel, to give it its full title, has been produced by...

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  • BMW 120i SE Convertible (2008) driven review

    Price:  £25,215

    25 April 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Remember when the BMW 3-series convertible had a fabric roof? It wasn’t always an upmarket folding tin-top. So a gap’s opened up beneath it. A gap that’s a perfect fit for a smart and decently...

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  • Mercedes CLS320 CDI facelift (2008) review

    Price:  £46,255

    24 April 2008 by Chris Chilton

    It’s facelift time for Merc’s banana-shaped CLS, a coupe/saloon crossover based on the dull old E-class. It hasn’t been around for long so there are no big changes for this mid-life refresh, just...

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  • Mazda 6 2.0 D TS2 (2008) Estate review

    Price:  £18,340

    23 April 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    The last Mazda 6 launch held in Rome back in 2002 wasn’t just so much the launch of a new car but the relaunch of a brand. Did a pretty good job too, and left a bunch of bemused motoring journos...

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  • BMW M3 saloon (2008) review

    Price:  £49,415

    22 April 2008 by Ben Barry

    The BMW M3 saloon has two more doors, weighs 25kg extra, features blander taillights and, at £49,415, costs £1415 less than its E92 coupe sibling. Anyone with an internet connection can work that out.

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  • Aston Martin Vantage N24 (2008) review

    Price:  £100,000

    21 April 2008 by Nick Trott

    We at CAR have a soft spot for the Aston Martin Vantage N24. Back in 2006 we sensed there was a story brewing when Aston Martin announced that it would enter a road-legal V8 Vantage in the legendary...

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  • Mercedes GLK350 (2008) review

    Price:  £40,000

    21 April 2008 by Georg Kacher

    It's been a long wait, but we've finally driven Mercedes' new junior off-roader, the GLK

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  • Peugeot 308 GT THP 175 (2008) review

    Price:  £18,995

    18 April 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Peugeot 308 GT THP 175 is only a warm hatch, according to Peugeot. The pre-launch press conference was all about managing our expectations, telling us that the GT was meant to be dynamic but also...

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  • Peugeot 308 SW 1.6 HDi 110 SE (2008) review

    Price:  £19,845

    18 April 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Peugeot’s new 308 SW is piece three from the French manufacturer’s five-part mid-sized jigsaw. Coming after the three- and five-door 308 hatches launched in late 2007, and arriving before the CC and...

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  • Mercedes E300 Bluetec (2008) by Brabus review

    Price:  £40,000

    16 April 2008 by Dan Trent

    You know the green bandwagon has gathered momentum when a horsepower hungry tuner like Brabus turns its attention to eco-friendly models like the Mercedes E300 Bluetec. Coming from a company better...

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  • Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT (2008) review

    Price:  £26,210

    15 April 2008 by the CAR road test team

    Form versus function: it’s a perennial design battle and sums up the difference between the outgoing Honda Accord Tourer and the new – eighthgeneration – model launching in September 2008. The old...

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  • Nissan Murano (2008) review

    Price:  £32,000

    15 April 2008 by Kyle Fortune

    Nissan’s Murano is an odd thing. Since late 2004 only around 1000 of them have made it to the UK each year, but for all its scarcity it was something you wouldn't forget when you did see one. A big...

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  • Brabus Ultimate 112 (2008) driven review

    Price:  £36,847

    14 April 2008 by Dan Trent

    You’ll know Brabus as a manufacturer of bonkers horsepower mega Mercs. But the tuner is also the official in-house performance partner for Smart and has been turning its expertise to the diminutive...

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  • VW Passat CC (2008) review

    Price:  £21,000

    11 April 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    No, the VW Passat CC isn't a folding tin-top elder bother for the Eos... Nomenclature connotations of Coupe/Cabriolet are entirely misleading. CC first stood for Concept Coupe when the show car was...

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  • Renault Laguna GT dCi 180 Sport Tourer (2008) review

    Price:  £22,170

    10 April 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    When it arrived late last year we gave Renault’s Laguna a bit of a pasting for its dull looks and overall lack of appeal. There wasn't much wrong with its driving dynamics, and Renault’s claim for...

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  • Audi R8 V12 TDI Concept (2008) driven review

    Price:  £125,000

    10 April 2008 by Georg Kacher

    Does the world need the Audi R8 V12 TDI, a supercar powered by diesel? We love the regular Audi R8. It’s our 2007 performance car of the year, with sublime steering that belies its Ingolstadt roots,...

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