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Car review: Volvo V60 Hybrid

Volvo V60 hybrid

Considering a change from your usual prestige motor? You could do a lot worse than the ultra economical V60 Hybrid, writes motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

On sale in Europe for the first time ever, will the new Ford Mustang delight its fans this side of the pond? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay finds out.

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Why your boss was probably a middle-seat child

Middle seat child

Children who sit in the middle seat of the car are more likely to grow up to be successful in later life, particularly in business, research shows.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz C 220 BlueTEC SPORT ESTATE

Mercedes Benz C-CLass

Outstanding comfort and performance are the hallmarks of this new estate, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay. And the price is lower than you’d expect.

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Car review: Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith

You might need a second mortgage to afford one, but the new Wraith from Rolls-Royce is simply out of this world, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Retro car colours: Is brown the new black?

Austin Allegro

Thought beige, brown, gold and yellow cars were confined to the 1970s? Think again. Retro colours are making a comeback, writes motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: SEAT Leon Cupra

SEAT Leon Cupra teaser

It’s not the cheapest hot-hatch, but the SEAT Leon Cupra packs plenty of punch and five-star safety, writes motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee’s off-road capability was put to the test in the deserts of Morocco by motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay. Did the 4X4 live up to the challenge?

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Car review: Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus

The Cactus’s striking appearance won’t be to everyone’s taste. But underneath the odd exterior is a decent performer, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: All New Volvo XC90 D5

All new Volvo XC90

Yes, it’s reliable and safe. But this new Volvo offers a thrilling drive to boot – it’s truly a car for all seasons, writes motor 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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