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Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi 2007 review

Far better than previous Hyundais in the class but needs a stronger image.

News

Smolenski's out. Again

Russian to sell to two Floridians; TVR will be 'virtual car company'

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Vauxhall VXR8

Aussie V8 supersaloon of the old school, with refinements to challenge the Europeans.

Smart Fortwo Passion
Longer wheelbase makes for improved stability and cruising manner
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Smart Fortwo Passion

New, bigger Smart is much less flawed than its forebear, but retains its appealing city car character

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New owner for TVR within a fortnight

Bidding for beleaguered sports car firm hots up

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Toyota Auris T180

Toyota's range-topping diesel Auris lacks the usual hot hatchback trappings, but is still a useful all-rounder

Skoda Fabia 1.2
Fabia was a big seller; new model should build on that popularity
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Skoda Fabia 1.2

Impressively improved replacement for a highly successful car

Kia Cee'd 1.4 S
Test car was Italian spec
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Kia Cee'd 1.4 S

A strong alternative to a Vauxhall Astra or Ford Focus, and not just because of the seven-year warranty. In some ways it beats the market leaders hollow.

Volvo C30 T5
C30 based on S40 chassis, but shortened
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Volvo C30 T5

A stylish, good to drive and well-equipped alternative to the mainstream.

Peugeot 207 150 GT
GT steers and goes like a hot hatch should
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Peugeot 207 150 GT

On first impressions this seems to be a proper old-school Peugeot hot hatch, though thankfully without the treacherous lift-off oversteer.

News

Renault's UK boss moves to Renault Sport

Renault's UK boss moves to Renault Sport

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