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  • Lotus Eco Elise is a one-off test vehicle from Hethel. Better not crash it then...

    Lotus Eco Elise (2009) green review

    Price:  £26,000

    09 December 2008 by Tim Pollard (photos by Michael Topham)

    Lotus takes old favourite and makes it a friend of the earth

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  • BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £34,540

    10 November 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe is a 3-series BMW really should make. To create it Alpina, the Buchloe-based tuner, tweaker and BMW bedfellow takes a regular 3-series coupe. It then drops in the...

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  • Vauxhall Insignia 2.8 V6 4x4 (2008) review

    Price:  £28,085

    30 October 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Twenty minutes into a vigorous hoon in this 2.8-litre V6 powered, four-wheel drive flagship of the new Vauxhall Insignia range, all I could think of was pub grub. No, the launch proceedings food was...

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  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2008) CAR review and video

    Price:  £25,000

    24 October 2008 by Ben Barry

    CAR Online has just driven Hyundai’s new rear-wheel drive Genesis Coupe. And it’s good. Very, very good. Hyundai hasn’t yet committed to bringing the car to the UK, but our first...

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  • Renault Laguna Coupe 3.0 V6 dCi (2008) CAR review, video

    Price:  £27,995

    22 October 2008 by Guy Bird

    The Renault Laguna Coupe is the best-looking car the recently ‘design-troubled’ French brand has produced for years. That might not be such an achievement given Renault’s current line-up, but...

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  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S (2008) review

    Price:  £80,270

    25 September 2008 by Adam Towler

    Porsche’s 'Targa' moniker has been applied to open-air 911s since the late 1960s, and now with the latest version complementing the recently launched coupe and convertible models, it completes...

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  • Volvo S80 2.0 SE (2008) review

    Price:  £23,495

    18 August 2008 by Peter Burgess

    The Volvo S80. There’s a name to conjure with, to roll around your tongue and to savour the depths like a complex Bordeaux. Who are we kidding? The S80 is one of that small clique of large cars that...

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  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S PDK (2009) review

    Price:  £74,720

    31 July 2008 by Adam Towler

    Following last month's meaner and greener 911 in traditional rear-drive form, Porsche has introduced the four-wheel drive Carrera 4 variant in standard and ‘S’ guises. CAR has just driven a Carrera 4S...

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  • Mazda RX-8 R3 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,995

    16 July 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    Mazda has been producing rotary engines since the year dot and they’ve become the company’s trademark long after others have given up on the idea. Yet rotary engines – like the new Mazda RX-8’s – are...

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £296,500

    27 June 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    It's time to drive the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, some two years after the company threw back the covers hiding its 101EX concept. Back then, no one ever pretended that was anything but a gossamer...

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  • VW Scirocco GT (2008) review

    Price:  £20,500

    16 June 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Volkswagen has finally launched its new Scirocco coupe and CAR has tested the first production versions. Anthony ffrench-Constant reviews the new Scirocco and wonders why it has taken VW so long to...

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  • Porsche 911 Carrera PDK (2008) review

    Price:  £63,070

    13 June 2008 by Chris Chilton

    Same-again styling hides some great technical innovations on the facelifted, second-generation 997, Porsche 911. With a new range of direct-injection petrol engines and clever seven-speed dual-clutch...

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  • Mercedes CLC 220 CDI (2008) review

    Price:  £22,260

    11 June 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    Previously the C-class Sports Coupe, now the Mercedes-Benz CLC, this is the junior coupe in the three-pointed star’s line-up. Some 1100 modifications underline the change to the bootbadge. But is...

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  • Audi S5 7-speed S-tronic (2008) review

    Price:  £41,715

    03 June 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Audi has just about the most bewildering array of transmissions of any car maker – and it’s about to get more confusing, with the launch of a twin-clutch version of the S5 coupe. We’ve just driven the...

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  • Jaguar XKR-S car review: side view picture

    Jaguar XKR-S (2008) review

    Price:  £79,995

    23 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    Here’s the car Jaguar fans have been waiting for: the XKR-S, the fastest, hardest-looking XK so far. Available only in Ultimate Black as a limited run of 200 in right- or left-hand drive for...

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £85,000

    22 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    It might look exactly the same, but there's a new 4.7-litre V8 in this Aston Martin Vantage. The suspension, steering, interior and transmission  of the V8 Vantage has also been significantly...

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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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  • 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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