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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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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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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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