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Six practical but good-looking family cars

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Motoring journalist Rob Griffin takes a look at family cars that successfully combine practicality with good looks.

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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

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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

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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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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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Our love-hate relationship with the Nissan Micra

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The Nissan Micra turns 30 in 2013. Motoring writer Maria McCarthy explores our love-hate relationship with the mini motor.

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Top affordable convertibles for summer

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Few things in life can compete with putting your foot down and feeling the wind ruffling your hair – but which convertible will suit you best. Motoring journalist Rob Griffin has some suggestions.

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Car review: Peugeot 5008 MPV

Peugeot 5008 exterior

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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