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Tim Barnes-Clay


Overall car of the year

Nissan Qashqai

Continuing to rule 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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Best small car

Ford Fiesta

A sensational all-rounder, achieved thanks to its styling, handling and technology, this hatchback is a pleasure to drive.

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Best Multi-Purpose-vehicle

Citroen Grand Picasso

This practical yet punchy Multi-Purpose vehicle picks up points for both style and safety.

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Best estate car

Skoda Superb Estate

In our opinion there is quite simply nothing else that can compete with this superb estate for space, quality and out-and-out desirability.

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Best family car

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Spacious, well-built and cheap to run: when it comes to family value this handsome motor wins hands down.

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Best SUV

Nissan Qashqai

A fresh and funky design combined with excellent safety features helped this motor stand out in the SUV category.

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Best 4x4

Range Rover Sport

Combining refinement and off road prowess, this comfy 4x4 mixes style and luxury with quality materials and spoonfuls of sporting character.

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Car review: Jaguar 3.0 V6 Diesel Long-Wheelbase

Jaguar XJ 3 exterior

Powerful yet refined, the Jaguar makes every journey a special occasion, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: ҆koda Superb Estate

Skoda Superb estate

The Superb Estate confirms Škoda as one of the world’s most pioneering car manufacturers, writes 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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