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Tim Barnes-Clay


Car review: All New Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

You might not expect a family car from a former ‘budget brand’ to offer such impressive performance but the new Kia is a revelation, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The 5 best cars for your dog

Black labrador in car boot

Why leave your dog behind when you go on a road trip? Motoring expert Tim Barnes-Clay picks five of the best cars to accommodate your pooch.

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Car review: Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI Sport

Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport

Expectations were high when motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay got his hands on this sporty new Audi. But, as ever, the German manufacturer has delivered.

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Car review: Renault Captur

Renault Captur

Despite its macho appearance, the Renault Captur is not designed to cope with rough terrain. But it has many redeeming features, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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How to keep your kids happy on road trips

Happy family sat in a car

Worried you won’t be able to keep the children entertained on your next long car journey? Tim Barnes-Clay has some top tips to make the time fly by.

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Top five 'green' family cars

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Looking for an environmentally friendly family car? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at five of the best.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

This impressive new Mercedes is an energetic, sporty drive – but it does take a bit of getting used to, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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5 cars dads won’t be embarrassed to drive

Jaguar XF

Fatherhood shouldn’t have to bring an end to your days of driving dream cars. Motoring expert Tim Barnes-Clay picks the five coolest rides for dads.

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Car review: Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

Ignore the badge snobs: the new Mondeo excels in every area and gives top-of-the-range German motors a run for their money, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: VW Golf GT

VW Golf GT 1.4 TSI 150 DSG exterior

Volkswagen has made a number of improvements to its classic Golf. You may not have thought it possible, but the best just got better, says 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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