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  • Seat Ibiza Sport Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £8,750

    03 July 2008 by Jed Maxwell

    Seat’s Ibiza SportCoupe is further confirmation that car makers can no longer do anything as simple as producing three- and five-door versions of the same car. The five-door has to be family focused;...

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  • Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 TB (155bhp) Veloce (2008) review

    Price:  £14,975

    27 June 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Judging by its bold front end styling, Alfa would certainly have us believe its new MiTo is the 8C’s little brother. And having one of the best-looking supercars in the family stable certainly won't...

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  • Mazda 2 1.3 TS2 3dr (2008) review

    Price:  £9,509

    05 June 2008 by Adam Towler

    The Mazda 2 was a breath of fresh air when it launched in 2007. Its clever design and careful reduction in mass pointed to a lighter, hence cleaner, and also more entertaining future for the segment.

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  • Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDI Ecomotive (2008) review

    Price:  £11,630

    04 June 2008 by Tim Pollard

    The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is one of the most smile-inducing cars I’ve driven this year. It’s not very powerful (79bhp) or expensive (£11k), but it does deliver a knock-out blow to your pocket – and...

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  • Seat Ibiza (2008) review

    09 May 2008 by Adam Towler

    At last, here’s a new Seat Ibiza – the fourth generation in fact – and it’s a very, very important car for the Spanish manufacturer. This is the first new model to be launched on the watch of new...

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  • Chevrolet Aveo 1.2 (2008) review

    Price:  £7,500

    26 February 2008 by Glen Waddington

    The Chevrolet Aveo might sound like a new model, and even looks like it at first glance. But the Aveo is really a facelifted Kalos, and the name is taken from the booted saloon version that was sold...

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  • Vauxhall Agila 1.2 (2008) review

    Price:  £9,595

    22 February 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Gone is the felled phonebox look of the old Agila. Here is the newest, smallest member of Vauxhall’s ‘monocab’ family, slotting below the Meriva and Zafira and offering a budget-conscious,...

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  • Suzuki Splash 1.2 GLS+ (2008) review

    Price:  £9,500

    08 February 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    This is Suzuki's new Splash, and please, no jokes about making waves. Suzuki claims the name represents the refreshing change the Splash brings to the mini-MPV market, or something. Whatever – it's...

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  • Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Sport (2008) review

    Price:  £10,700

    23 January 2008 by CJ Hubbard

    Well, it’s finally here. The new Fiat 500 officially went on sale at 8pm on Monday 21 January – precisely 500 hours into the new year. And whether you like it or not, it seems destined to be the car...

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  • Mazda 2 1.3 TS2 (2007) review

    Price:  £9,999

    06 November 2007 by David Motton

    Hmm, a new Mazda 2. The old car was pretty dull, wasn’t it? Yes, but the new 2 is different. Out goes the frumpy, MPV-like styling of the previous model to be replaced by something altogether more...

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  • Mini stop-start (2007) review

    03 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    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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  • Mazda 2 1.5 Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £11,799

    18 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    This looks a bit more interesting than the outgoing Mazda 2 You’re not wrong. When it arrives here in September, Mazda’s new 2 supermini will sit on spanking new chassis architecture – the same basic...

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  • VW Polo Bluemotion 1.4 TDi (2007) review

    Price:  £11,995

    03 June 2007 by Chris Chilton

    If 4Motion means four-wheel drive, what’s this Bluemotion all about? Nothing to do with four-wheel drive - or going fast. It’s Volkswagen’s ecological brand applied to the most efficient and...

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  • Mini One and Cooper D (2007) review

    Price:  £11,625

    19 April 2007 by CJ Hubbard

    This is old news isn't it? We've seen this new new MINI before... Ah, but no. You've seen the new Cooper, and the new Cooper S - the sportiest models. This brand spanking pair of cheery-faced...

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  • Proton Satria Neo 1.6 GSX (2007) review

    Price:  £9,595

    29 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Well there’s a blast from the past. A pretty unwelcome one at that Hold on there. Don’t you remember the old Satria GTi? Okay, so the engine was rough as a a belt-driven sander and the square exhausts...

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  • Skoda Fabia 1.9 TDi (2007) review

    Price:  £11,855

    05 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Looks like the new Roomster, but without the cut-and-shut treatment That’s because the Fabia and Roomster are the only Skodas so far to wear the new corporate nose. The Czech firm wants to move away...

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  • Mini Cooper (2006) review

    Price:  £13,025

    06 November 2006 by Gavin Green

    A new Mini Cooper? Doesn't look that new… It really is a new car – every body panel has changed, new engine and new interior too – although it looks familiar and CAR Online has already tested the new...

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  • Suzuki Swift Sport (2006) review

    Price:  £11,549

    05 September 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Suzuki Swift Sport? Sounds like a horrible special edition to me... The name may suggest graphic-laden dealer special, but this is a genuine junior hot hatch. The Swift Sport is a thoroughly sorted,...

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  • Peugeot 207 1.6 HDI (2006) review

    Price:  £13,015

    07 August 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Hang on, isn't that a 307? You're not far off. The new 207 doesn't just share the bigger car's styling but also gets tantalisingly close to its proportions too. It's 208mm longer than the 206 it...

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