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  • Lexus IS-F (2008) review

    Price:  £51,000

    07 February 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    The new Lexus IS-F performance flagship arrives here this April primed to take on its BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG rivals. Even its £51,000 price tag (M3 £50,725, C63 AMG £52,567) puts it deep into...

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  • Mercedes SLK350 (2008) review

    Price:  £36,000

    06 February 2008 by Nick Trott

    After 185,000 sales of the second-generation SLK (and 310,000 of the first), Mercedes-Benz has given its little sportster a raft of enhancements, improvements and other things ending in ‘ments’ . It...

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  • Ford Mondeo Edge 1.8TDCi (2008) review

    Price:  £17,195

    05 February 2008 by Glen Waddington

    You can tell it’s a base model because of the black door handles. Check out the wheels too: 16in steelies with silver-painted plastic hubcaps. Not cool. But base-level Mondeos aren’t about cool.

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  • Mercedes C180 SE (2008) review

    Price:  £22,937

    07 January 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Four cylinders? A manual gearbox? Not traditionally attractive territory for a Mercedes, especially if you’re talking petrol rather than diesel. But Mercedes hopes you’ll go for this car rather than...

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  • Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD Ti (2007) review

    Price:  £25,400

    26 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    The Ti badge is back. Short for Turismo Internazionale, it’s name that’s been used on some of Alfas famous sporting models in the past and now it’s landed on a new version of Alfa’s 159 sports saloon...

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  • BMW 330d M-Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £33,095

    06 November 2007 by Steve Prentice

    Admit it, it’s an oil-burner in a sports jacket … why fool yourself? Who said diesels can’t be nippy? You’ve not noticed a diesel’s won Le Mans? This 330d is an unashamedly rapid thing. With 231bhp...

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  • Honda Accord Sport GT (2007) CAR review

    Price:  £20,767

    01 November 2007 by Glen Waddington

    The Accord. Been around a while now, hasn’t it? Yep, that’s right. The seventh generation Honda Accord has been around since 2003, and it’s been popular all that time thanks to its sharp looks,...

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  • Suzuki Splash 1.2 (2007) review

    Price:  £7,000

    26 October 2007 by James Foxall

    It looks quite small. Where will the Splash sit in Suzuki’s range? It’s a replacement for the unloved and unlovable Wagon R+ and built on the underpinnings of the current Swift. It’s the same size as...

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  • Mazda 6 2.0 (2007) review

    Price:  £16,630

    10 October 2007 by Steve Moody

    The old Mazda 6 was the acceptable face of repmobility. Will we get more of the same? When the first 6 came out in 2002, it was a genuinely surprising and enjoyable product in the stale upper-medium...

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  • Audi A4 3.2 Quattro (2007) review

    Price:  £28,815

    08 October 2007 by Peter Burgess

    This new Audi A4, it looks classier than before... Audi has moved its game on, as indeed it had to. With squarer proportions than the ubiquitous 3-series, this forthcoming A4 looks decidedly more...

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  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (2007) review

    Price:  £35,000

    01 October 2007 by Ben Oliver

    So this is the tenth new version of the Evo – why should I still take any notice? Sure, some previous new Evos had differences that only its diehard fans could spot or cared about. Not this time. The...

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  • Mercedes C220 CDI estate (2007) review

    19 September 2007 by Ged Maxwell

    Ooh, a compact exec estate. What combination of sport/tourer/Avant/wagon is it called? None: the Mercedes C-Class estate is, well, just that. Plain old estate. And the largest premium-class estate at...

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  • Renault Laguna Active (2007) Drive review

    Price:  £25,000

    14 September 2007 by Richard Aucock

    What’s all this then? A Laguna with the agility of a Porsche Boxster. Through a slalom, it will turn in instantly, change direction with comparable speed – but not hint at the dreaded pendulum. Your...

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  • Mini Cooper S gains stop-start (2007) review

    03 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Eco hatch Stop-start? Is the Mini doing a little bit of Prius copying? Sort of. Stop-start systems are nothing new (manufacturers have been experimenting for decades) but they certainly have been made...

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  • Peugeot 308 1.6 VHT (2007) review

    Price:  £15,995

    30 August 2007 by Peter Burgess

    Are you sure this is really a new Peugeot? Yes. Well. Peugeot has this 'feline' design theme going on that buyers lapped up on the 206, a hatchback that sold above its station simply through visual...

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  • Mercedes C63 AMG (2007) review

    Price:  £50,000

    27 August 2007 by Georg Kacher

    So this is Merc’s answer to the new BMW M3... Got it. Hot C's have long been part of Mercedes' line-up, but none has had us quite as excited as this, the C63 which as the name suggests, gets the big...

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  • Citroen C6 2.2 HDi (2007) review

    Price:  £28,395

    23 August 2007 by Ben Pulman

    A big Citroen saloon? Surely they’ve learnt by now that these don’t sell... Apparently not, but when you have a heritage as rich and idiosyncratic as the DS, SM and CX then perhaps you’ll never learn.

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  • Renault Laguna Dynamique 1.5 dCi 110 (2007) review

    Price:  £17,100

    23 August 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Saloon Why is Renault even bothering to make another Laguna? Because the so-called D-segment isn’t dead, yet. Although this market sector peaked at 3.4m European sales in 1998, nearly one million cars...

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  • Ford C-Max H2 ICE (2007) review

    03 August 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Another hydrogen-powered Focus – what’s the difference between this and the FCV? The H2 ICE stands for hydrogen internal combustion engine. It has the kind of engine you’d recognize - Ford’s global...

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  • Honda FCX fuel-cell concept car (2007) review

    01 August 2007 by Ben Oliver

    So this is a ‘production fuel cell car’? Can’t find it in the Honda price list… You won’t. California law requires big car makers to offer zero-emission vehicles as part of their line-up, and the...

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