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Car review: Honda Insight

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Honda's new hybrid car might be more environmentally friendly than many regular motors, but is it any good? Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay finds out.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI

Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI exterior

The Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI is good-looking, comfortable and economical. In fact it's hard to find anything to criticise, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Renault Clio

New Renault Clio Exterior

This sporty new Renault may scream "boy racer", but it’s hard to deny what a pleasure it is to drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Audi RS 7 Sportback

White Audi RS7 Sportback

This impressive executive car combines the finesse of the standard A7 Sportback with the ferocity of the twin-turbo V8 engine from the acclaimed RS 6 Avant.

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Car review: New Citroƫn C3

Citroƫn C3 exterior

The refreshed Citroën C3 is perfectly proportioned for city driving and also offers a spacious and practical interior, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Hyundai ix35

Hyundai ix35 exterior

The old ix35 was one of the fastest-selling models in Hyundai’s product range and the fresh shape looks set to continue this trend, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Are you a car badge snob?

Skoda and Audi logos

Is it really worth forking out all that extra cash for the latest numberplate or a superior brand? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay thinks not.

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Car review: New Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback exterior

The new Subaru Outback is a joy to drive and has a more premium feel than its predecessor, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Audi Q5

Audi Q5 exterior

Made as solidly as an oak table and yet as light as a feather on the road, the updated Audi Q5 is a dream drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander front view

The new Mitsubishi Outlander is a great car but is it worth the hefty £34,000 price tag? Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay put it to the test.

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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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