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Car review: Citroen DS 3 DSport

Citroen DS 3 DSport exterior

Cool, collected and competent: these are the words that neatly sum up the three-door Citroen DS 3 DSport, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer exterior

Stylish and compact, the BMW 2 Series handles like a dream but doesn’t lack practicality either, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur exterior

The latest Bentley Flying Spur is fast, powerful, and luxurious inside and out, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay. If only he had a spare £140,000.

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Car review: Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda Rapid Spaceback exterior

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback has the right blend of style, practicality and character. It's a credible, value-for-money family motor, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Hyundai i30 Tourer

Hyundai i30 Tourer exterior

The Hyundai i30 Tourer is spacious and has a range of clean and fuel-efficient engines - shame it's no oil painting, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Volvo S60

Volvo S60 exterior

The Volvo S60 is a thinking man's car, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay, who is impressed with the Swedish motor's revamped design and fuel efficiency.

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Car review: Mégane Renaultsport 265

Megane Renaultsport 265

A powerful and good-looking hot hatch: you’ll love the Mégane Renaultsport 265, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 exterior

Spacious, comfortable and safe: it’s easy to see why the Toyota RAV4 is a hit with families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA exterior

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the automaker's answer to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 SUV models. The chunky hatch is a classy family car, writes Tim-Barnes Clay.

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Car review: Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 exterior

Launched in 2002, Volvo's XC90 luxury seven-seat SUV remains desirable. That is no surprise given its all-round prowess, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Tim Barnes-Clay

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Tim is an experienced motoring writer with a background in radio and TV journalism. He puts his pedal to the metal each week with his must-read car reviews.

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