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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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Car review: Land Rover Freelander 2

2013 Freelander 2 exterior

Land Rover aficionados will love the latest Freelander 2, but there are cheaper and just as capable compact sport utility vehicles on the market, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo Giulietta exterior

The sporty Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the perfect family hatchback for a very cool mum or dad, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: VW Touran MPV

VW Touran exterior

The Volkswagen Touran isn't pretty, but it's practical. So if you have a large family this MPV is an admirable choice, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Maserati GranCabrio Sport

Peugeot 5008 exterior

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: Lotus Exige S

Lotus Exige S exterior

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

Volvo V70 exterior

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

Audi Q3 exterior

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

Peugeot 208 GTi exterior

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

Suzuki Kizashi Sport exterior

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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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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