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Tim Barnes-Clay


Car review: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

Power, looks and a hefty price tag to match, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is everything a sports coupe should be, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Suzuki Celerio

Suzuki Celerio

The Suzuki Celerio is cheap, efficient and has room enough for families, but steer clear if you’re after driving thrills, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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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.

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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 4x4

Range Rover Sport

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

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Car review: Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6 diesel long-wheelbase

Jaguar XJ 3 exterior

Powerful yet refined, the latest XJ 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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