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  • Citroen C4 'By Loeb' (2007) review

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Calling it C4 'by Loeb' makes it sounds like some sort of perfume. What's it for and did the world's greatest rally driver really have anything to do with it? The C4 by Loeb (wouldn't 'Loeb edition'...

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  • BMW 120i (2007) review

    Price:  £18,995

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    It’s a 1-series with two fewer doors Well spotted. Two years after we first got our hands on the original five-door 1-series, BMW has given us the sportier (if only psychologically) three-door.

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  • Honda Civic Type R (2007) review

    Price:  £17,627

    30 January 2007 by Frank Ifield

    Feels like we’ve been waiting an eternity but the Type R is finally here Yes it's been tough for us too. We’ve had a terrible couple of years where we’ve had to suffer endless parades of 500bhp Mercs...

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  • VW Golf GTi Edition 30 (2006) review

    Price:  £22,795

    22 December 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Has it really been 30 years since the original hot Golf first arrived? Actually the first 1.6-litre four-speed GTi went on sale in Germany in 1976 so the German market got its hands on this...

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  • Renaultsport Megane 230 F1 Team R26 (2006) review

    Price:  £19,860

    04 December 2006 by CJ Hubbard

    Oh my. Someone’s been busy with the stickers. Hmmm. They are a little less than subtle, aren’t they? But this new Renault Megane is a little more than just a go-faster decal job. Celebrating the...

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  • Seat Leon Cupra (2006) review

    Price:  £19,695

    09 November 2006 by Kyle Fortune

    Ah, a sporty Leon. That'll be the FR, yes? No. Despite looking identical to the 197bhp Leon FR hot hatch, this is the red hot, 237bhp new Cupra. Not that you'd really know from the pictures. If it...

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  • Fiat Panda 100HP (2006) review

    Price:  £10,250

    02 November 2006 by Phil Ward

    What’s this, surely not a hot Panda? Well it’s been a while since 100bhp constituted ‘hot’ but that’s essentially what you’re looking at. It’s been a while coming: when the upright Seicento...

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  • Mazda 3 MPS (2006) review

    Price:  £18,995

    12 October 2006 by Steve Moody

    So this is the most powerful hot hatch on the market? Doesn’t look like it. Maybe not, but the Millennium Falcon didn’t look like much either and look how that went. Deep beneath the exterior of what...

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  • Mini Cooper S (2006) review

    Price:  £16,025

    10 October 2006 by Kyle Fortune

    Err... New Mini? Are you sure? Yes, it’s the new Mini. But you’ll have to be a real geek to spot the differences. If you really want to know it’s a bit longer, and the bonnet is a bit higher for crash...

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  • Volvo C30 T5 SE (2006) review

    Price:  £22,995

    04 October 2006 by Volvo C30 T5 SE (2006) CAR review

    Why should we get excited? It’s just a hatchback version of the S40, right? Well, yes and no. The C30 is Volvo’s fourth car – after the S40, V50 and C70 coupe-cabrio – off the Ford C1 platform which...

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  • Audi S3 (2006) review

    Price:  £27,000

    31 August 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Hot hatch So the fast A3 returns. What’s the story this time? It’s the same basic recipe: turbocharged four-pot motor and Haldex four-wheel drive system, a great cabin and a price that makes it appear...

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  • Seat Leon FR (2006) review

    Price:  £17,250

    23 July 2006 by Angus Fitton

    I'm confused, does the FR replace the old Leon flagship, the Cupra? Nope, that's still to come. The FR fills the gap between the standard, 147bhp Leon and the 237bhp Cupra due here early next year. So...

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  • Renault Clio 197 (2006) review

    Price:  £15,995

    21 July 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Hot hatch What's this ball of testosterone? It's only the most eagerly anticipated hot hatch of the year. Successor to the 182, the Clio 197 is the first of the small fast Renaults to use the new,...

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  • Mini Cooper S Works GP (2006) review

    Price:  £22,000

    20 July 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Another fast Mini? I can't keep up... This one's a bit special, a road-going evolution of the Cooper S Challenge race cars. Or, as the cynical might say, merely a PR stunt designed to maintain...

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