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  • Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 (2009) review

    Price:  £26,995

    11 August 2008 by Peter Burgess

    In the United States the Cadillac CTS has become one of GM’s minor success stories. Cadillac builds 240,000 cars a year and the CTS, its 5-series saloon, has become a core part of the range. Now the...

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  • BMW M5 (2008) review

    Price:  £65,890

    29 July 2008 by Ben Barry

    The E60 BMW M5 is the fourth-generation M5 and, at £65,890, the third-most expensive car in the M-Division range – sitting below  the M6 Coupe/Convertible but above the M3...

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  • Maserati Quattroporte S (2009) CAR review and video

    Price:  £85,000

    10 July 2008 by Kyle Fortune

    Maserati's been busy; only a few months after it launched the Granturismo S, it’s now given us a revised and facelifted Quattroporte. Always one of the best-looking four-door cars around, sensibly...

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  • Mercedes CLS63 AMG (2008): review

    Price:  £75,050

    18 June 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    This is the top 'banana' – the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG with 507bhp and 465lb ft of torque. Mildly revised along with the rest of the CLS range, the CLS63 gets a new set of so-called silencers,...

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  • Brabus Bullit (2008) review

    Price:  £277,000

    06 June 2008 by Georg Kacher

    The Brabus Bullit is for those people who look at fast German saloons and just see underpowered four-doors. If you want the Bullit, you’re the sort of person who reckons the Mercedes C63 AMG is...

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  • Chrysler 300C CRD SRT Design (2008) driven review

    Price:  £32,505

    12 May 2008 by Keith Adams

    The Chrysler 300C has won more than its fair share of admirers since it exploded into view in 2005. It seems that those with a taste for the alternative have bought into the bad-boy American bruiser.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jaguar XF (2008) reader test drive

    Price:  £33,890

    26 March 2008 by Andrew Edwards

    CAR Online reader Andrew Edwards won a place on the international launch of the Jaguar XF in our exclusive competition last autumn. See what he made of the new executive cat in his first drive report...

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  • Vauxhall VXR8 Carbon (2008) review

    Price:  £47,500

    17 March 2008 by Jonny Smith

    For when (if?) a 530bhp supercharged Vauxhall VXR8 isn’t enough, UK V8 gurus Wortec bring you this 600+ bhp 600 lb ft monster; the Carbon Edition. Let the tyre torture begin… This VXR8 Carbon...

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  • Jaguar XF 2.7 D Prem Lux (2008) review

    Price:  £37,500

    18 January 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Jaguar's XF 4.0-litre supercharged SV8 is a great car, but along with the naturally aspirated V8 it’ll only account for 5 percent of sales. But the 2.7-litre diesel will mop up a whopping 70 percent...

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  • Jaguar XF SV8 (2007) review

    Price:  £54,900

    14 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    Today we reveal our first driving impressions of Jaguar’s replacement for the S-type and its answer to BMW’s big selling 5-series. Roomier, better built and better equipped than before it also...

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  • Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 (2007) review

    Price:  £28,000

    07 November 2007 by Richard Aucock

    What’s this? A Cadillac I like the look of? What’s going on? Strange things indeed. Oh-so-US Cadillac has long spoken of being a BMW alternative, offering look-at-me impact for less shy and retiring...

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  • Vauxhall VXR8 Supercharged (2007) review

    Price:  £48,190

    16 October 2007 by Tim Pollard

    So Vauxhall reckons the VXR8 isn't fast enough? You got it in one. Vauxhall's UK performance arm VXR (sister division to the Continentals' OPC Opel brand) is becoming seemingly more power-crazed by...

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  • Audi A8 facelift (2007) review

    Price:  £49,995

    03 September 2007 by CJ Hubbard

    I'm sorry, did you say this was a mid-life facelift for Audi's luxury A8? Fair enough – the cosmetic changes aren't that exciting. In fact, they're really rather difficult to spot, being limited to...

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  • Saab 9-5 Bio-fuel 2.0T (2007) review

    Price:  £23,765

    02 August 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Nice stickers! Don’t tell me – it’s a Saab 9-5 running on bio-ethanol… Well-spotted Sherlock. This is indeed a very special 9-5 that turns up its nose at conventional fuels in favour of bio-ethanol.

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  • Lexus GS450h hybrid (2007) review

    Price:  £38,080

    29 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Looks like a limo, but I suppose if David Cameron has one, it must be green… We’re not sure how much Tory-boy’s ‘celebrity’ endorsement is worth, but the Lexus GS450h is probably the most technically...

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  • Lexus GS450h (2007) review

    Price:  £38,080

    29 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Looks like a limo, but I suppose if David Cameron has one, it must be green… We’re not sure how much Tory-boy’s ‘celebrity’ endorsement is worth, but the Lexus GS450h is probably the most technically...

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  • Vauxhall VXR8 (2007) review

    Price:  £35,105

    31 May 2007 by Ben Barry

    That’s one hell of a Vauxhall you've got there... Don’t let the badge fool you. It reads Vauxhall but underneath that chunky sheetmetal is Holden’s new Commodore Clubsport R8 with a higher spec GTS...

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