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Car review: Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

Ignore the badge snobs: the new Mondeo excels in every area and gives top-of-the-range German motors a run for their money, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: VW Golf GT

VW Golf GT 1.4 TSI 150 DSG exterior

Volkswagen has made a number of improvements to its classic Golf. You may not have thought it possible, but the best just got better, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The best family-friendly 4x4s

Volvo XC70

Off-roaders provide space, safety and style, making them a popular choice for a family car. Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at four of the best.

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The best cars for new parents

Baby yawning in safety seat

With a new baby on the way, you might need to look for a new car as well. Tim Barnes-Clay picks the most suitable vehicles for mums and dads-to-be.

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Car review: New Mitsubishi Shogun

Mitsubishi Shogun

If you’re looking for an off-roader than can really deliver under pressure, the revamped Shogun fits the bill, says motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay.

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How to pick the perfect first car for your 17-year-old

Kia Picanto

If your teenager is about to start learning to drive, chances are you’ll have to foot the bill for a first car. Tim Barnes-Clay looks at the best options.

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Car review: Lexus NX300h

Lexus NX300h

The latest Lexus puts the ‘sport’ in ‘sport utility vehicle’. Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clays heralds the brand’s new direction as a success.

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Our guide to the safest cars on the market

Mother worried about her child's safety in car

Today’s cars are safer than ever, but there are still differences in the amount of protection on offer. Tim Barnes-Clay highlights four leading models.

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Top 10 cars to look out for in 2015

Ford Mustang

A multitude of new motors will start to steer on to our streets soon, so we’ve selected 10 of the most significant cars coming to market in 2015.

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Car review: Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke exterior

The Nissan Juke is like Marmite: you either love it or you loathe it, 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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