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Car review: Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir

Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir exterior

The 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo - an arch-rival to the MINI and Audi A1 - is a stylish little motor with plenty of substance, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Mazda3 Fastback

Mazda 3 Fastback

Sporty and safe, the new Mazda3 should appeal both on the road and in the company car park, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50 exterior

The Q50 by Japanese luxury car maker Infiniti easily competes with German rivals such as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 exterior

Exhilarating yet affordable, the MX-5 is a sportscar people can buy with their heart and their head, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Jaguar XF Saloon

Jaguar XF saloon exterior

An efficient, luxurious and spacious company car. You can’t go far wrong with the Jaguar XF, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Citroën Grand C4 Picasso

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso interior

Citroën’s latest Picasso has all the practicality you’d expect from a people carrier but considerable Gallic flair to boot, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay

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Car review: New Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 exterior

Peugeots are becoming easier on the eye and the new 308 would be a good-looking addition to any family, says motor reviewer Tim Barnes Clay.

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Car review: New Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback

Vauxhall Insignia exterior

Vauxhall has come up with an impressive but less pretentious alternative to the likes of the Mondeo and the Passat. It’s an ideal company car, says motoring reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Honda Insight

Honda Insight exterior

Honda's new hybrid car might be more environmentally friendly than many regular motors, but is it any good? Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay finds out.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI

Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI exterior

The Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI is good-looking, comfortable and economical. In fact it's hard to find anything to criticise, 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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