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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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Car review: All New Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

You might not expect a family car from a former ‘budget brand’ to offer such impressive performance but the new Kia is a revelation, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The 5 best cars for your dog

Black labrador in car boot

Why leave your dog behind when you go on a road trip? Motoring expert Tim Barnes-Clay picks five of the best cars to accommodate your pooch.

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Car review: Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI Sport

Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport

Expectations were high when motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay got his hands on this sporty new Audi. But, as ever, the German manufacturer has delivered.

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Car review: Renault Captur

Renault Captur

Despite its macho appearance, the Renault Captur is not designed to cope with rough terrain. But it has many redeeming features, says 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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