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The best and worst cars of the 1970s

Ford Granada

Films, fashion, music: the 70s were a mixed bag indeed. The same is true for cars of that decade. We look at the best and worst motors.

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Car review: Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai second generation

With its modern looks and an improved interior perfect for many years of hardcore family use, the second generation of Nissan's bestselling SUV is likely to be a hit.

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The five greatest Audis of all time

Audi Quattro

There’s no shortage of fantastic German motor manufacturers but Audi has always managed to hold its own. We look at the best of the brand.

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Car review: Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric vehicle exterior

This high-tech hybrid SUV is in a class of its own. A great choice for environmentally conscious families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Fuel retailers starting to play fair

Pumping fuel at petrol station

The cost of petrol and diesel has fallen sharply this year thanks to lower wholesale prices. So does this mean that retailers are playing fair?

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Parked up? Engine running? Lawbreaker!

Exhaust pipe emitting smoke

Drivers who don't cut their engines when waiting aren't just wasting fuel: they're breaking the law and risk being fined. Sue Hayward investigates.

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Car review: Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 exterior

Mazda's new SUV is powerful, comfortable and safe. It's the perfect solution for motorists with young families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car insurance prices rise for first time in three years

Toy cars on pile of pound coins

Motorists warned of costlier cover as the latest Confused.com car insurance price index shows the first quarter-on-quarter price rises since June 2011.

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Car review: Porsche Panamera Diesel

Porsche Panamera Diesel exterior

This German goliath can take four passengers in comfort from Lands End to Loch Ness without refuelling. But its unusual looks will divide opinion, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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End of car tax disc costs drivers £38m

Car tax disc and paperwork

New rules on car tax refunds when motors are sold privately could create an estimated windfall of up to £38m for the DVLA - at drivers' expense.

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