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Tim Barnes-Clay


Car review: Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 exterior

Mazda's new SUV is powerful, comfortable and safe. It's the perfect solution for motorists with young families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Porsche Panamera Diesel

Porsche Panamera Diesel exterior

This German goliath can take four passengers in comfort from Lands End to Loch Ness without refuelling. But its unusual looks will divide opinion, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Citroen DS 3 DSport

Citroen DS 3 DSport exterior

Cool, collected and competent: these are the words that neatly sum up the three-door Citroen DS 3 DSport, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer exterior

Stylish and compact, the BMW 2 Series handles like a dream but doesn’t lack practicality either, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur exterior

The latest Bentley Flying Spur is fast, powerful, and luxurious inside and out, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay. If only he had a spare £140,000.

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Car review: Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda Rapid Spaceback exterior

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback has the right blend of style, practicality and character. It's a credible, value-for-money family motor, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Hyundai i30 Tourer

Hyundai i30 Tourer exterior

The Hyundai i30 Tourer is spacious and has a range of clean and fuel-efficient engines - shame it's no oil painting, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Volvo S60

Volvo S60 exterior

The Volvo S60 is a thinking man's car, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay, who is impressed with the Swedish motor's revamped design and fuel efficiency.

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Car review: Mégane Renaultsport 265

Megane Renaultsport 265

A powerful and good-looking hot hatch: you’ll love the Mégane Renaultsport 265, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 exterior

Spacious, comfortable and safe: it’s easy to see why the Toyota RAV4 is a hit with families, writes car 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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