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  • Mercedes SLK55 AMG (2008) review

    Price:  £51,975

    14 August 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    We like the Mercedes SLK. Since the original was launched back in 1997 its unique combination of premium image, four-season versatility from its folding metal roof and sheer feel-good factor has...

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  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet (2009) review

    Price:  £74,720

    01 August 2008 by Adam Towler

    Amongst the seemingly endless combination of body shapes and technology that is the new 911 range, we've just driven an entry-level Carrera 4 soft-top to see if Porsche’s four-wheel drive system,...

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  • KTM X-Bow (2008) review

    Price:  £45,218

    25 June 2008 by Nick Trott

    The KTM X-Bow is the first car from the second largest motorcycle manufacturer in Europe. It is unashamedly sportsbike-inspired, which means the X-Bow is fast, light and nimble. Question is, can KTM...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder (2008) review

    Price:  £45,400

    27 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    Should Porsche dabble with special editions that raid its historical back catalogue? We've just driven the new Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder - the car that takes its name from the Porsche Type 718 RS...

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  • Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0T Sport (2008) review

    Price:  £25,500

    19 February 2008 by the CAR road test team

    The A3 has been with us since 1996, while the second-generation model arrived back in 2003. Yet this is the first time a cabriolet has been offered, and it’s incredibly late in the model cycle. The...

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  • Honda S2000 (2008) review

    Price:  £28,050

    14 February 2008 by Nick Trott

    Honda’s S2000 is a curious car. Tucked inside that pretty, pointy body are all the ingredients to make it one of the finest sports cars on sale today; ballistic high revving engine, front-engine/rear...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fisker Tramonto (2007) review

    Price:  £170,000

    08 August 2007 by Ben Barry

    What’s this, a secret new Aston? No, but it’s not a bad guess. This is, in fact, a high-quality makeover based on the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. Make that high-quality and expensive, because once you’ve...

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  • Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (2007) review

    Price:  £106,180

    20 June 2007 by Phil McNamara

    So the Turbo Coupe gets the predictable cabrio chop then… Spot on. And at £106,180, this turbocharged, open-top, tech-fest is the flagship of today’s range. The only 911 topping £100k comes with a...

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2007) review

    Price:  £307,500

    08 June 2007 by Georg Kacher

    Ohhh… suits you Mr Kacher Thank you very much indeed. Yes, Rolls-Royce's Drophead is a truly breathtaking vehicle, one in which it only feels right to wear a tailored suit before swinging open that...

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  • Daihatsu Copen (2007) review

    Price:  £10,995

    02 May 2007 by Jack Carfrae

    But this looks just like the last Copen? What's new about it? The latest incarnation of the cheap 'n' cheerful little roadster from Daihatsu hasn't changed at all on the outside apart from an...

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster (2007) review

    Price:  £91,000

    23 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    A new Aston Martin convertible? Indeed, but don’t call it that, or even a Volante: this is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. Those five words will set you back £91,000, £8k more than the coupe.

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  • Mercedes SLK200 Edition 10 (2007) review

    Price:  £29,725

    05 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    So what's Mercedes come up with to mark the SLK's first decade? The SLK Edition 10, a special version of the roadster with some very special paint. No different mechanically from the existing...

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