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  • VW Golf GTD 2009

    VW Golf GTD (2009) review

    Price:  £22,435

    01 July 2009 by Colin Overland

    We drive VW's oil burning GTI: 258lb ft with 53mpg

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  • Renaultsport Megane R26R (2008) CAR review and video

    Price:  £22,990

    27 October 2008 by Chris Chilton

    Dreaming of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS but living with a hot hatch budget? Renault’s stripped-to-the-bones Megane R26R is the answer. Based on the acclaimed R26, the R version is the most extreme factory...

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  • Renault Clio Cup (2008) CAR review

    Renault Clio Cup (2008) review

    Price:  £14,995

    24 September 2008 by Nick Trott

    The Clio Renaultsport Cup is the third Clio to receive the ‘Cup’ moniker. Following in the wheel tracks and skidmarks of the deeply entertaining Clio II 172 Cup and 182 Cup, the Clio Renaultsport 197...

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  • Ford Focus ST Mountune (2008) review

    Price:  £19,665

    24 September 2008 by Chris Chilton

    If you’re bored of your Focus ST’s performance or just can’t wait until next year to get your hands of the 296bhp RS, the new Mountune performance pack for the ST could be exactly what you need. Who...

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  • Ford Fiesta ST500 (2008) review

    Price:  £15,000

    17 September 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Remember the old days when cars had steering feel? Well, get queuing up, because this could be your last chance to buy one. It’s the Fiesta ST500, Ford’s last hurrah with the old-gen car before...

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  • Renault Twingo Renaultsport 133 (2008) review

    Price:  £11,550

    29 August 2008 by Chris Chilton

    Renault has just unleashed the Twingo Renaultsport. It's the £11,500 little brother to the Clio 197, so it's a bargain, but is it any good? A new-to-the-range 1.6-litre engine provides decent grunt,...

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  • Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Esseesse: CAR drove it up the hillclimb at Harewood in West Yorkshire (pictured)

    Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Esseesse (2008) review

    Price:  £17,000

    01 August 2008 by Tim Pollard

    We've just driven Fiat's new Grande Punto Abarth pocket rocket on UK soil – and back to back with the Mini Cooper S – for CAR's definitive verdict. Has Fiat given the Abarth badge enough credibilitly...

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  • Mini John Cooper Works (2008) review

    Price:  £20,995

    14 July 2008 by Nick Trott

    Mini is attempting to create a sub-brand with JCW – think of it as the company’s own M Division – which means the John Cooper Works is more than the ultimate Mini. It's the first of many...

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  • Fiat 500 Abarth (2008) CAR review and video

    Price:  £13,500

    10 July 2008 by Steve Moody

    Can the Fiat 500 Abarth live up to the hype? Now we've driven it, we have the answer. In the last year, no car launched anywhere has had the same impact on the buying public as the Fiat 500. It seems...

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