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Car review: Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 exterior

Released in 2002, Volvo's XC90 luxury seven-seat SUV remains desirable. But there may be bargains when the 2015 model comes out, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Subaru XV

Subaru XV white exterior

A quiet, safe and easy-to-drive SUV: the Subaru XV is a good choice for your family car, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross exterior

Offering a decent drive and economical running costs, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV is a desirable family motor to rival the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti.

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Car review: Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé

Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé exterior

"Engaging, precise, intuitive - one of the best real-world sports coupés on the market today." Car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay has nothing but praise for Jaguar's F-TYPE Coupé.

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Car review: Lexus IS 300h F SPORT

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT exterior

After a cheap-on-tax company car? The Lexus IS 300h saloon with its efficient hybrid engine is an excellent choice, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes Clay.

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Car review: Audi R8 Coupé

Audi R8 V10 exterior

Speed, handling and a work of automotive art thanks to a recent facelift: Tim Barnes Clay reviews the Audi R8 two-door coupé.

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Car review: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift

Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift

A sensational all-rounder, the Fiesta offers a lot for its £15,195 price tag, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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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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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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