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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

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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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Car review: Mercedes-Benz GLA

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The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the automaker's answer to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 SUV models. The chunky hatch is a classy family car, writes Tim-Barnes Clay.

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Car review: Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 exterior

Launched in 2002, Volvo's XC90 luxury seven-seat SUV remains desirable. That is no surprise given its all-round prowess, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Subaru XV

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A quiet, safe and easy-to-drive SUV: the Subaru XV is a good choice for your family car, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross exterior

Offering a decent drive and economical running costs, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV is a desirable family motor to rival the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti.

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Car review: Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé

Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé exterior

"Engaging, precise, intuitive - one of the best real-world sports coupés on the market today." Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay has nothing but praise for Jaguar's F-TYPE Coupé.

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Car review: Lexus IS 300h F SPORT

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT exterior

After a cheap-on-tax company car? The Lexus IS 300h saloon with its efficient hybrid engine is an excellent choice, 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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