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Tim Barnes-Clay


How to pick the perfect first car for your 17-year-old

Kia Picanto

If your teenager is about to start learning to drive, chances are you’ll have to foot the bill for a first car. Tim Barnes-Clay looks at the best options.

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Car review: Lexus NX300h

Lexus NX300h

The latest Lexus puts the ‘sport’ in ‘sport utility vehicle’. Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clays heralds the brand’s new direction as a success.

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Our guide to the safest cars on the market

Mother worried about her child's safety in car

Today’s cars are safer than ever, but there are still differences in the amount of protection on offer. Tim Barnes-Clay highlights four leading models.

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Top 10 cars to look out for in 2015

Ford Mustang

A multitude of new motors will start to steer on to our streets soon, so we’ve selected 10 of the most significant cars coming to market in 2015.

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Car review: Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke exterior

The Nissan Juke is like Marmite: you either love it or you loathe it, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: MG6 GT

MG6 GT exterior

Solid performance at a very fair price: that’s the verdict on MG’s new hatchback. But, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay, its flaws are hard to ignore.

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Car review: Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Bentley Continental V8 S exterior

Reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay only managed to spend a few days with Bentley’s latest Continental. But it was an incredible experience he’ll never forget.

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Car review: Fiat 500 S

Fiat 500 S exterior

They say small is beautiful and the petite Fiat 500 is no exception to that much used turn of phrase, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Overall car of the year

Nissan Qashqai

Continuing to stand head and shoulders above its competitors, this highly successful family motor is our overall car of the year.

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Best used car

Vauxhall Insignia

There isn’t a car that can match this motor in terms of specification, price and driver appeal now it’s a year old.

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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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