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Mercedes-Benz A 180d Sport 7G-DCT Review

Mercedes-Benz A 180d Sport 7G-DCT Review

If you’re impressed by the latest technology, you’ll probably love the new Mercedes Benz A-Class; and in 180d form, it’s also economical.

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Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150PS SE L Review

Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150PS SE L Review

The Skoda Karoq is a compact SUV – the type of car that everyone wants – and it’s good to drive, efficient, practical, and affordable.

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Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro 190PS S line Review

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro 190PS S line Review

The Audi Q5 has lots going for it: it’s an SUV, it has the usual Audi traits of refinement and an upmarket interior environment, and it provides another reminder that diesel engines are efficient for long motorway journeys.

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Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.4 Petrol T-GDi Review

Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.4 Petrol T-GDi Review

The Hyundai i30 Fastback looks good, drives well, it’s reasonably economical, and relatively affordable – in fact we really can’t find anything to complain about…

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MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REVIEW

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REVIEW

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, in front wheel-drive manual form, offers a lower cost SUV ownership option than the all-wheel drive CVT version – so should you consider it?

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Honda Civic Diesel Review

Honda Civic Diesel Review

The Honda Civic Diesel offers highly impressive official combined economy of 81 mpg, so despite the blanket demonisation of diesel in many areas of the media, should you consider this car if you want to save money on fuel?

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

The government and mass media don’t want you to buy diesels, and plug-in petrol hybrid SUVs offer poor economy in real-world driving, so, with no choice of affordable all-electric SUVs, this is what you’re left with: petrol – in this case, in the form of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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Citroen C4 Cactus Review

Citroen C4 Cactus Review

The Citroen C4 Cactus offers the potential of good economy in diesel form, but the character of the first-generation Cactus has been watered down in this latest model.

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SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS Review

SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS Review

The SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS 6-speed manual offers fun, efficiency and practicality – all at an affordable price.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI 2WD Review

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI 2WD Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace offers more space and an extra two seats compared to the standard Tiguan; with a petrol powertrain, is it the ideal choice for the school run?

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