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  • Ford Ka Zetec (2008) review

    Price:  £9,495

    29 October 2008 by Chris Chilton

    We’re so accustomed to six-year model cycles that the 12 years it’s taken Ford to come up with the second generation Ka is scarcely believable. But the new Ka is here – and now CAR Online has finally...

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  • Suzuki Alto (2008) review

    Price:  £7,000

    20 October 2008 by Ben Oliver

    Less than a month after the new Suzuki Alto and Nissan Pixo twins were unveiled at the 2008 Paris motor show, CAR Online has been to Delhi to drive the Suzuki version. Why Delhi? This is where they’ll...

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  • Toyota iQ 1.0 (2009) review

    Price:  £10,000

    02 September 2008 by Phil McNamara

    The new Toyota iQ is a landmark car: the world's soon-to-be-biggest car maker has gone and made the world's smallest four-seater. You see, the iQ packs two rows of pews into a tiny slip of a...

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  • Smart Fortwo MHD micro-hybrid (2008) review

    Price:  £7,295

    16 July 2008 by Andrew Noakes

    The Smart Fortwo MHD has been available in Europe since October 2007. MHD is Smart-talk for a stop/start system and stands for Micro Hybrid Drive. UK versions of the 61bhp and 71bhp Smart will have...

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  • Smart Fortwo CDI (2008) review

    Price:  £8,000

    09 July 2008 by Andrew Noakes

    Hybrids might be promoted as the environment’s friends, but if you’re really serious about reducing CO2 emissions, and can’t manage without a car, then what you need is the smallest and most...

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  • Smart Fortwo ED (2008) electric review

    19 June 2008 by Andrew Noakes

    Smart isn’t trialling 100 electric Fortwos in the UK, instead of Germany, because our petrol prices are higher, or because our congestion charges more swingeing. In fact, it's largely because the...

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  • Nice Mega City (2008) review

    Price:  £11,999

    18 June 2008 by Nick Gibbs

    Stroll through central London on a weekday and you’d be forgiven for thinking the green car revolution had arrived. In the hour I spent driving the revamped Nice Mega City, I counted 21 electric...

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  • Mercedes B180 CDI 5dr (2008) review

    Price:  £20,850

    30 May 2008 by Guy Bird

    Plaudits for the Mercedes B-class were thin on the ground back in 2005 when the car first launched, pitched as a ‘Compact Sports Tourer’. To drive it was nothing of the sort – not as ‘compact’ or...

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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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  • Ford Ka and SportKa (2008) review

    Price:  £7,095

    19 March 2008 by Colin Overland

    The Ford Ka was one of the cars that started Ford's renaissance. So the Blue Oval's business problems shouldn’t distract attention from the fact that most of Ford's current European...

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  • Think City (2008) CAR Review

    Price:  £14,000

    12 March 2008 by Nick Gibbs

    The Think City goes on sale at the end of 2008 with the ability to drive over 100 miles on one charge and hit 60mph. It also looks, steers and, so we’re promised, crashes like a modern city car. If it...

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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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  • Kia Picanto 1.1 Ice (2007) review

    Price:  £6,995

    04 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    Hmm. It looks a bit better than the old car It does, doesn’t it? Out goes the old cat’s arse grille, to be replaced with something altogether neater. There are new bumpers front and rear, a new...

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  • Microcar MC1 (2007) review

    Price:  £6,495

    11 October 2007 by Jonny Smith

    What's this, another weird electricmobile? Weird yes, electric no. It's a petrol-fed, twin-cylinder featherweight city car that claims 65mpg. On paper the vital stats of the Microcar seem to make...

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  • Mitsubishi i-EV (2007) review

    05 October 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Just another pie-in-the-sky electric concept car, right? Wrong, for two reasons. Firstly, we’ve driven it: CAR Online is the first to get behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi i-EV. Second, Mitsubishi...

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  • Mitsubishi i-EV (2007) electric review

    Price:  £15,000

    05 October 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Just another pie-in-the-sky electric concept car, right? Wrong, for two reasons. Firstly, we’ve driven it: CAR Online is the first to get behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi i-EV. Second, Mitsubishi...

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  • Smart Fortwo Brabus (2007) review

    Price:  £13,520

    17 September 2007 by Richard Aucock

    The world’s fastest rollerskate is back, then? From spring 2008, yes. And those mentalists at Brabus have gone and made it even faster, too – by giving it 30 per cent more power. 30 per cent! Now it...

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  • Renault Twingo GT 1.2 TCE (2007) review

    Price:  £9,995

    08 August 2007 by Ged Maxwell

    A small car from Renault... you mean smaller than the Clio and Modus? Yes, that'll be the Twingo. Don't let the chunky looks fool you – this is very definitely pitched below the Clio in size and...

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  • Fiat 500 1.4 (2007) review

    Price:  £9,300

    18 July 2007 by Gavin Green

    So then, has the Fiat 500 been worth the wait? Absolutely. Our first experience with the Fiat 500 has left us desperately wanting a few more miles behind the wheel. Fiat has always been at its best...

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  • Mitsubishi i (2007) review

    Price:  £9,084

    11 June 2007 by Guy Bird

    Haven’t we seen this somewhere before? Not the European version, no. The diminutive Mitsubishi i city car closely resembles the ‘Concept i’ shown back in Frankfurt 2003 and a production version has...

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