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Car review: Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke exterior

The Nissan Juke is like Marmite: you either love it or you loathe it, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: MG6 GT

MG6 GT exterior

Solid performance at a very fair price: that’s the verdict on MG’s new hatchback. But, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay, its flaws are hard to ignore.

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Car review: Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Bentley Continental V8 S exterior

Reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay only managed to spend a few days with Bentley’s latest Continental. But it was an incredible experience he’ll never forget.

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Car review: Fiat 500 S

Fiat 500 S exterior

They say small is beautiful and the petite Fiat 500 is no exception to that much used turn of phrase, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Overall car of the year

Nissan Qashqai

Continuing to stand head and shoulders above its competitors, this highly successful family motor is our overall car of the year.

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Best used car

Vauxhall Insignia

There isn’t a car that can match this motor in terms of specification, price and driver appeal now it’s a year old.

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Best small car

Ford Fiesta

A sensational all-rounder, achieved thanks to its styling, handling and technology, this hatchback is a pleasure to drive.

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Best multi-purpose vehicle

Citroen Grand Picasso

This practical yet punchy multi-purpose vehicle picks up points for both style and safety.

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Best estate car

Skoda Superb Estate

In our opinion there is quite simply nothing else that can compete with this superb estate.

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Best family car

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Spacious, well-built and cheap to run: when it comes to family value this handsome motor wins hands down.

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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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