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Car review: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

SEAT Leon exterior

Look past the plasticky interior and the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is one of the best value five-door family hatchbacks on the road, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: 2013 SEAT Leon FR hatchback

SEAT Leon exterior

If you're in the market for a roomy, five-door, economical family hatchback then you could do worse than the 2013 SEAT Leon FR, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE exterior

The Honda Civic is sharp, not just to look at but also to drive, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Citroën DS4 DSport HDi 160

Citroen DS4 exterior

The Citroën DS4 brings together head-turning good looks with a satisfying driving experience, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay who took it for a spin.

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Car review: Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

The new Range Rover Sport is bound to continue the outstanding success of its predecessor, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 has the classic look of the original but updated with all-wheel-drive. “Impressive”, says car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Dacia Duster Access

Dacia Duster exterior

The Dacia Duster lacks sophistication but at £8,995 it is Britain's most affordable new SUV and is certainly value for money, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: New 2013 Kia pro_cee'd GT

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT exterior

Aged 25-35? No children to cart around? The new Kia pro_cee'd GT could be the hatchback for you with its good looks and great value at £20,000, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Volvo S80

Volvo S80 D3 SE exterior

The Volvo S80 is an unpretentious set of wheels: safe, discreet, sensible, comfortable and elegant, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay who took it for a test drive.

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What would make you give up your motorbike?

Motorcyclist on bike wearing leathers

What would make you give up your motorbike? For motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay it was crashing, and becoming a dad. But he still misses life on two wheels.

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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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