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Tim Barnes-Clay


Car review: Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 exterior

Exhilarating yet affordable, the MX-5 is a sportscar people can buy with their heart and their head, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Jaguar XF Saloon

Jaguar XF saloon exterior

An efficient, luxurious and spacious company car. You can’t go far wrong with the Jaguar XF, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Citroën Grand C4 Picasso

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso interior

Citroën’s latest Picasso has all the practicality you’d expect from a people carrier but considerable Gallic flair to boot, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay

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Car review: New Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 exterior

Peugeots are becoming easier on the eye and the new 308 would be a good-looking addition to any family, says motor reviewer Tim Barnes Clay.

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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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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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