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  • Vauxhall Insignia 2.8 V6 4x4 (2008) review

    Price:  £28,085

    30 October 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Twenty minutes into a vigorous hoon in this 2.8-litre V6 powered, four-wheel drive flagship of the new Vauxhall Insignia range, all I could think of was pub grub. No, the launch proceedings food was...

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  • Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI (2008) CAR review and video

    01 October 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    The segment in which Vauxhall’s new Insignia must compete may be shrinking, but it still constitutes a handsome ten percent of the total market. Clearly, GM sees this as justification to...

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  • Vauxhall VXR8 facelift (2008) review

    Price:  £35,695

    17 September 2008 by Ben Barry

    It might have only been launched a year ago, but the Australian-built Vauxhall VXR8 has already been upgraded. The big news is the new LS3 engine. Seems the 6.0-litre V8 LS2 was a bit weedy at 411bhp...

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  • Vauxhall Astra VXR Nurburgring (2008) review

    Price:  £21,295

    09 June 2008 by Ben Oliver

    The new Vauxhall Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition costs over £1500 more than the standard – and already excellent – VXR. The changes seem limited to some new wheels and tyres, another 15bhp and endless...

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  • Lotus Low CO2 test car (2008): first ride review

    18 March 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Lotus is a name you associate with sports cars from Norfolk. And in our eco-conscious times the light weight of the Elise et al makes Hethel's cars an increasingly environmentally friendly proposition...

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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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  • 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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    Vauxhall Corsa 1.6 SRi (2007) review

    Price:  £13,625

    11 December 2007 by Richard Aucock

    Vauxhall has revived the boy racer’s machine of choice. But rather than Nova SR, it's now called Corsa SRi, and you can even get a diesel. But we've got the turbocharged car on test, with a detuned...

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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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  • Vauxhall Antara 2.0 TDi (2007) review

    Price:  £24,095

    01 August 2007 by Ben Pulman

    A Vauxhall 4x4 is all well and good, but aren’t they a bit late to the party? Ignoring all the environemtal isssues for a moment, Luton is indeed very late to the segment – if you discount the...

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  • GM Hy-Wire CAR (2007) review

    06 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    The Hy-wire? Sounds like a circus act… Don't be fooled. It’s a very significant bit of technology. When General Motors unveiled AUTOnomy at the Detroit Motor Show five years ago, the oddly compelling...

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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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  • Vauxhall Corsa VXR (2007) review

    Price:  £15,625

    13 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Not exactly the shy and retiring sort is it? Come on, this is a product of Vauxhall’s VXR division, a sub-marque that makes a point of being ruder, lairier and louder than any of its rivals. So while...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi (2006) review

    Price:  £9,695

    25 October 2006 by Chris Chilton

    What is it? It's Vauxhall's successor to the, er, Corsa. CAR Online has already driven the 1.4 petrol version, likely to be the most popular in the range, and now we're taking a look at the other...

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