Reviews

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SEAT Ateca Review

24/02/17

Back in June, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, was one of the first people to experience the all-new SEAT Ateca. He loved driving it in its native Spain, but now he’s gone for a second bite of the cherry by getting behind the Ateca’s wheel in Britain.


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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

14/02/17

Small sports cars may be too compact for 6ft tall motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, but Tim was more than happy to travel to Devon to try one of the first MX-5 RF’s out.


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PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW GT Line

Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120 

08/02/17

If you want an estate car without airs, but you fancy sporty looks, then the Peugeot 508 SW GT Line is a good bet, says motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 7

07/02/17

This week, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been driving the Ford Grand C-Max around like a mad thing. If he’s not been on the school run, he’s been diving into airport carparks so he can fly off to attend a car launch somewhere in Europe.


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New Kia Rio 2017 Review

03/02/17

Think Ford Fiesta, think Vauxhall Corsa – now think Kia Rio. The latest version of this five-door hatchback from the Korean car company is now better equipped to take the fight to its rivals, as Tim Barnes-Clay reports.


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Citroen C1

Citroen C1 Flair PureTech 82 Review 

27/01/17

The latest Citroen C1 is far funkier than the first-generation model. It’s still tiny, but it fights its corner well, as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, found out.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 6

23/01/17

It’s time for motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, to update you again on his long-term test car – the Ford Grand C-Max.


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New Hyundai i30 with Tim Barnes-Clay

New Hyundai i30 2017 Review

20/01/17

The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more exciting looking car than its predecessor. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, was invited by Hyundai Motor UK for a first drive of the car in Marbella.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 5

16/01/17

The Ford Grand C-Max Tim Barnes-Clay has on long term test had to take a bit of shelter last week. It pretty much stayed on his drive, thanks to a combination of snow and Tim being out of the country testing other new cars. But, as always, he’s got something to say about the C-Max, and here he is with his latest update.


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All-New Nissan Micra Review

12/01/17

Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been in Croatia this week to test the all-new Nissan Micra. Here are his thoughts on the fresh model.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 4

06/01/17

Over the last three festive weeks, motoring Journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been telling us what the Ford Grand C-Max is like to live with. Now 2017′s here, he takes a moment to analyse the car a little more in depth.


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All-New Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique S dCi 130

All-New Renault Grand Scenic Review

03/01/17

Renault’s seven-seat Grand Scenic is a car designed for large families. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, gives his thoughts on the latest version of the model.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 3

30/12/16

Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been updating us on what it’s like to live with a Ford Grand C-Max. Here are his experiences with it this week.


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Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 190 Review

29/12/16

If you’re not bothered about hardcore hot-hatch performance, but you need a family car with space and refinement, then the Nissan Pulsar isn’t a bad choice, says motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay.


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Ford Grand C-Max

Living With A Ford Grand C-Max Part 2

20/12/16

Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, is on to his second week with the Ford Grand C-Max. Here’s what he thinks of the car, so far.


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Living With A Ford Grand C-Max

16/12/16

Motoring journalist, and dad-of-three, Tim Barnes-Clay, is well placed to test one of Ford’s family favourites, the C-Max. But with his trio of offspring in tow, a standard five-seater C-Max might not be enough. So, over the next few weeks, Tim will be updating us on what it’s like to live with a Ford Grand C-Max.


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Tim Barnes-Clay with new C3

New Citroen C3 BlueHDi 2017 Review

14/12/16

Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has already tested the 2017 Citroen C3 in Barcelona, but now he’s managed to get a UK test drive, ahead of the new model’s January 3 on sale date.


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Vauxhall Mokka X Review

09/12/16

The Mokka X is the first car from Vauxhall to usher in the ‘X’ badge for the marque’s upcoming SUVs. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, took the latest Mokka for a spin to find out what’s changed.


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