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  • Mercedes ML320 CDI Sport facelift (2008) review

    Price:  £44,285

    28 October 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Huntsville, Alabama; where the back of every single neck is a dead ringer for 'Volcanic Splash 4' from the Dulux colour chart, where family trees have only one branch (‘yew kin divorce me, but yawl...

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  • Infiniti EX37 (2008) review

    Price:  £35,000

    27 October 2008 by Adam Towler

    It’s taken four years of planning to realise this Infiniti EX37 launch. Nissan’s Infiniti 'premium brand' is about to make a bridgehead into Europe, and it’s this EX37 SUV-lite experience...

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  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 (2008) review

    Price:  £14,499

    29 September 2008 by James Foxall

    Twenty years ago you probably didn’t imagine the Suzuki Vitara to be a ground breaker. But it was. The little 4x4 was the first small Sports Utility Vehicle and as such created a sector in the market...

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  • Volvo XC60 D5 (2008) CAR review and videos

    Price:  £29,550

    24 September 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Now, what was that movie wherein Dudley Moore played the advertising man whose copy simply told the truth? Can’t remember… But having promoted an airline on the sole basis that it ‘crashed less often...

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  • BMW X6 XDrive 35i (2008) review

    Price:  £43,160

    24 September 2008 by Greg Fountain

    Announcing the launch of the world’s first sports activity coupe is rather like announcing the world’s first six-decker sponge cake – probably quite tasty, but hardly a Jaffa cake moment, and way too...

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  • Subaru Forester 2.0D (2008) review

    Price:  £20,295

    23 September 2008 by Glen Waddington

    We’re already familiar with the Forester, Subaru’s take on the junior SUV market. It grew in stature and capacity as it morphed from last-gen to current model, but it lacked one crucial element:...

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  • Audi Q7 V12 TDI (2008) review

    Price:  £96,295

    18 September 2008 by Glen Waddington

    There are big numbers at play with the Audi Q7 V12 TDI. Try these for size: 2635kg (big SUV), V12 (the first 12-cylinder diesel engine yet fitted to a passenger vehicle), 493bhp (it’s the most...

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  • Nissan Murano (2009 European version) review

    Price:  £33,000

    01 September 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    A new Nissan Murano? I can barely remember the old one… That’s probably because, despite selling over 241,000 units in America since its launch in 2004, the poor Murano managed barely 55,000 sales...

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  • Nissan Qashqai+2 2.0 (2008) review

    Price:  £17,199

    28 August 2008 by David Motton

    Don't let Nissan catch you calling the new Qashqai+2 an MPV. Like its jacked-up hatchback little brother, this is one of Nissan’s growing family of ‘crossover’ vehicles – mainstream cars with a pinch...

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  • Ford Edge HySeries (2008) review

    Price:  £1,000,000

    27 August 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    It’s a few years now since the first serious prototype fuel cell cars hummed onto the radar, yet they’re still very much at the research stage. That said, they have come a long way considering the...

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  • Volvo XC90 D5 R- Design Geartronic (2008) review

    Price:  £39,045

    18 August 2008 by Peter Burgess

    My word, how excited we all were back in 2002 when Volvo launched its first SUV, the XC90. The initial production sold out almost on the spot, or so the message was from Volvo. Certainly there were...

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  • Land Rover Defender SVX 90 soft-top (2008) review

    Price:  £32,800

    12 August 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    This is the Land Rover Defender SVX, a special edition built to celebrate Land Rover's 60th anniversary. Based on the short-wheelbase 90, the Defender SVX is available as station wagon or soft-top,...

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  • VW Touareg R50 (2008) review

    Price:  £62,015

    08 August 2008 by Tim Pollard

    A bit of a conundrum, this. How can a 2.6-tonne 4x4 put the Sport back into SUV? Volkswagen reckons the R50 Touareg is the answer – a tweaked-up version of its luxury 4x4. Except here, the emphasis is...

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  • Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited UK (2008) review

    Price:  £25,595

    06 August 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    Bing. Bing. Bing. The new Jeep Cherokee's tyre pressure warning bell announces itself in typical American car fashion as soon as we turn the key. Gladly, it shuts up after just a few repetitions, and...

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  • BMW X3 2.0d (2008) review

    Price:  £29,715

    05 August 2008 by Ben Barry

    Previously untouchable in the premium compact SUV segment, the BMW X3 now finds itself with some impressive competition. Audi has the Q5 and coming over the hill, looking like a monster, is Mercedes’...

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  • Audi Q5 2.0 TDI (2008) review

    Price:  £30,000

    10 July 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Audi Q5 is here – and we've driven it. Finally Ingolstadt has a medium-sized SUV with which to battle the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLK. But in the war of the small, premium Germans 4x4s,...

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  • Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 S 2WD (2008) review

    Price:  £14,995

    20 June 2008 by Richard Aucock

    Completing our test of the relaunched SsangYong range is this: the Kyron 4x4. Straddling compact and working SUV status, the Kyron was previously saddled with naïve pricing that punched way above its...

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  • Ssangyong Rexton 270 S (2008) review

    Price:  £19,995

    12 June 2008 by Richard Aucock

    With the relaunch of SsangYong in the UK, we're testing all their latest products. Dealers say they sell the Rexton large SUV to buyers with an inkling for an X5, but not the cash. It’s SsangYong’s...

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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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  • 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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