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Blog: Do you prefer automatic or manual cars?

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Automatic versus manual cars: Which do you prefer? Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay explores why clutchless motors have never become the norm in the UK.

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Car review: Maserati GranCabrio Sport

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The Maserati GranCabrio Sport: a sports car you can use every day - if you have a spare £100,000 that is.  It's a price worth paying, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Peugeot 5008 MPV

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The seven-seater Peugeot 5008 is a people carrier for parents whose children have busier lives than they do, writes father-of-three and car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Lotus Exige S

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The Lotus Exige S: a car so magical that it'll deliver all you desire, writes motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay, who was lucky enough to take the £52,000 sports car for a test drive.

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Car review: Volvo V70

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Volvo's V70 isn't just practical, it's good to drive. In fact, I'm tempted to say it's the ultimate family car, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Audi Q3 SUV

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Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advancement through Technology". The Q3 is testament to this ethos, says car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The iconic Peugeot GTi is back

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Peugeot has pulled out all the stops to bring us a 21st Century GTi, says motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Suzuki Kizashi Sport

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Suzuki will need to improve fuel economy if it wants to see more of its mid-sized Kizashi Sport saloons on Britain's roads. Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay took it for a spin.

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Car review: Hyundai Santa Fe Premium 4WD 7-seat 2.2 CRDi

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The 'New Generation' Hyundai Santa Fe is the perfect family-cum-business SUV, says motoring writer Tim Barnes Clay who put it to the test.

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Car review: Citroën C5 Tourer HDi 200 Exclusive

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The new Citroën C5 Tourer could be so good but never really quite hits the mark, says motoring writer Tim Barnes Clay, who put the executive car to the test.

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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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