Reviews

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Citroën C4 Cactus PureTech 110 Flair Review

01/09/17

The turbo-powered Citroen C4 Cactus may not be a sharp handler, but it’s bristling with character. That’s the opinion of our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay. Read his review to find out more about the car.


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New 2017 Nissan Qashqai Review

24/08/17

Ten years ago, the first Qashqai came out and took the motoring world by storm. Now it’s time for a change. But only a subtle one, mind. Tim Barnes-Clay was at the 2017 Nissan Qashqai UK launch.


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2017 SEAT Leon FR

New SEAT Leon 2017 Review

14/08/17

The revised SEAT Leon is a real looker. But is that enough to appeal to car buyers? Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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All-New Renault Koleos

Renault Koleos 2017 Review

31/07/17

Renault took a decision to get rid of the Koleos from Britain seven years ago. But the French automaker reckons 2017 is a better year to usher in an all-new version to our shores. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the Koleos at its UK media launch. Here are his thoughts.


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New 2017 SEAT Ibiza

New SEAT Ibiza 2017 Review

24/07/17

SEAT’s all-new Ibiza is one of the coolest supermini’s in the automotive amphitheatre, as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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Ford Mustang Review

17/07/17

The Ford Mustang is presented with a 5.0-litre V8 block, or a fuel-efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, took one for a spin recently.


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Panda 4x4

Fiat Panda 4×4 Review

07/07/17

Fiat’s 4×4 version of the Panda is a neat little box of tricks, as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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Fiesta 2017

All-New Ford Fiesta 2017 Review

29/06/17

Small isn’t always beautiful, and that’s perhaps why the Ford Fiesta has grown bit by bit in the 40 years it’s been on the scene. Now, it’s bigger and better than ever, as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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New Insignia Sports Tourer

New Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2017 Review

21/06/17

The automaker with the renowned Griffin badge is really going for it at the moment. We only test-drove the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport two months ago, and now the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has been unleashed. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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New 2017 Fiat 500L – First Drive Review

13/06/17

Having already led its segment for half a decade, Fiat has decided to give its 500L a major shot-in-the-arm for 2017. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, was flown to Turin by the Italian automaker to drive the updated model.


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New 2017 Mazda CX-5

New Mazda CX-5 2017 Review

12/06/17

The second-generation Mazda CX-5 is now on sale, and our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, was among the first to test drive it at its UK media launch in Scotland.


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All-New Peugeot 3008 SUV 1.2 GT Line Review

01/06/17

It is not uncommon to see some extensive changes between models of the same car as they develop, but the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV looks drastically different to the retiring version. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been driving one for the last month. Here are his impressions of the 3008 SUV 1.2 GT Line.


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New Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster Review

24/05/17

The Dacia Duster TCe 125 Laureate is still a bargain-basement sports utility vehicle (SUV), even when fitted with a newer twin cam 1.2-litre petrol unit. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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First Drive Review: Vauxhall Crossland X

17/05/17

Vauxhall has kicked its Mervia to the kerb in favour of the all-new Crossland X. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, drove the 1.2 turbo petrol variant at the car’s media launch.


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2017 Mazda6 Tourer Review

08/05/17

The Mazda6 has been given the smallest amount of Botox for 2017. The third incarnation of the car went under the knife more thoroughly two years ago, so this time around, the Japanese motor maker has focused most of its attention on technology. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


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2017 Kia Picanto Review

03/05/17

The 2017 Kia Picanto is a joy to get behind the wheel of, as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, found out.


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Abarth 595C Turismo (2017) Review

24/04/17

Abarth is the athletic arm of Fiat – and the 595 is a whirlwind of fun, as motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, discovered.


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Citroen Dispatch Review

20/04/17

The third incarnation of Citroen’s Dispatch van is the most crucial commercial vehicle to be ushered in for twenty years. Motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, explains why.


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