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Tim Barnes-Clay


Top five 'green' family cars

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Looking for an environmentally friendly family car? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at five of the best.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

This impressive new Mercedes is an energetic, sporty drive – but it does take a bit of getting used to, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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5 cars dads won’t be embarrassed to drive

Jaguar XF

Fatherhood shouldn’t have to bring an end to your days of driving dream cars. Motoring expert Tim Barnes-Clay picks the five coolest rides for dads.

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Car review: Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

Ignore the badge snobs: the new Mondeo excels in every area and gives top-of-the-range German motors a run for their money, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: VW Golf GT

VW Golf GT 1.4 TSI 150 DSG exterior

Volkswagen has made a number of improvements to its classic Golf. You may not have thought it possible, but the best just got better, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The best family-friendly 4x4s

Volvo XC70

Off-roaders provide space, safety and style, making them a popular choice for a family car. Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at four of the best.

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The best cars for new parents

Baby yawning in safety seat

With a new baby on the way, you might need to look for a new car as well. Tim Barnes-Clay picks the most suitable vehicles for mums and dads-to-be.

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Car review: New Mitsubishi Shogun

Mitsubishi Shogun

If you’re looking for an off-roader than can really deliver under pressure, the revamped Shogun fits the bill, says motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay.

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How to pick the perfect first car for your 17-year-old

Kia Picanto

If your teenager is about to start learning to drive, chances are you’ll have to foot the bill for a first car. Tim Barnes-Clay looks at the best options.

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Car review: Lexus NX300h

Lexus NX300h

The latest Lexus puts the ‘sport’ in ‘sport utility vehicle’. Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clays heralds the brand’s new direction as a success.

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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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