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Your guide to 2013’s most desirable motors

Citroen C4 Picasso

Whether it’s a hybrid, a 4x4, or a sports car you’re after, there’s more choice than ever in dealerships. Tim Barnes-Clay rounds up 2013’s best motors.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class exterior

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has thrown off its conservative image with a dramatic makeover - and the results are stunning, says car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car Review: SEAT Ibiza FR

SEAT Ibiza FR exterior

The decidedly sporty SEAT Ibiza FR mixes good looks with solid performance and could be the perfect car for the young professional, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Citroën C4 Picasso

New Citroen C4 Picasso exterior

Despite a complicated control panel, the Citroën C4 Picasso is a good-looking and secure family vehicle, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z on a road

If you care about the environment but need a car, hybrid vehicles such as the Honda CR-Z can help ease your conscience, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Škoda Yeti

Skoda Yeti exterior

The Škoda Yeti is no looker. But beauty really is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to motors, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler exterior

Updated in 2011, the Jeep Wrangler offers legendary capability and interior comfort. Off-road enthusiasts will love it, writes car review Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

Jaguar F-TYPE exterior

The Jaguar F-TYPE convertible marks a return to the car maker's heartland, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Ampera

It might be greener than Shrek and save you pounds at the pump but it's unfortunate the electric Vauxhall Ampera only seats four, warns car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 exterior

The Peugeot 2008 launched in the UK this summer and it's a car which has some people confused already, 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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