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Car review: New Renault Clio

New Renault Clio Exterior

This sporty new Renault may scream "boy racer", but it’s hard to deny what a pleasure it is to drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Audi RS 7 Sportback

White Audi RS7 Sportback

This impressive executive car combines the finesse of the standard A7 Sportback with the ferocity of the twin-turbo V8 engine from the acclaimed RS 6 Avant.

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Car review: New Citroën C3

Citroën C3 exterior

The refreshed Citroën C3 is perfectly proportioned for city driving and also offers a spacious and practical interior, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Hyundai ix35

Hyundai ix35 exterior

The old ix35 was one of the fastest-selling models in Hyundai’s product range and the fresh shape looks set to continue this trend, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Are you a car badge snob?

Skoda and Audi logos

Is it really worth forking out all that extra cash for the latest numberplate or a superior brand? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay thinks not.

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Car review: New Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback exterior

The new Subaru Outback is a joy to drive and has a more premium feel than its predecessor, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Audi Q5

Audi Q5 exterior

Made as solidly as an oak table and yet as light as a feather on the road, the updated Audi Q5 is a dream drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander front view

The new Mitsubishi Outlander is a great car but is it worth the hefty £34,000 price tag? Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay put it to the test.

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Nissan Qashqai voted car of the year

Nissan Qashqai 2014

The Nissan Qashqai has been voted car of the year at the 2014 What Car? Awards, the UK's most prestigious motor contest. Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay appraises the winning motors.

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Car review: New MG3

New MG3

Some cars try too hard to look funky. The new supermini from MG is one of them, 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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