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Opinion: Do old cars match the driving experience of new cars?

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The hot hatch is dead. Long live the hot hatch

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Anything goes
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The Volvo S90, with its 2.0 D4 diesel, failed to better 40mpg

Opinion: Why engine downsizing doesn't always work

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by Matt Prior
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Industry
Skoda Superb Estate

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by Autocar
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Motorsport
Austin Allegro was poorly built, so there are few left
Austin Allegro

Why now is the time to buy an unloved classic

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by James Ruppert
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Used car buying guides
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Buying a Renault Zoe: why I can't live without it

The Renault Zoe is fitting into life so well, it's hard to imagine ever turning back

by Jim Holder
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Opinion: Ford needs more than just good handling cars

Traditionally, a reputation for making cars that are good to drive hasn't led to big profit margins - Ford needs more strings to its bow

by Hilton Holloway
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Industry
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Why I love the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S so much

Aston Martin is capable of creating magnificent driver's cars, evident with the new DB11, but the V12 Vantage S will always hold a special place in my heart

by Matt Prior
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Is this the future of the car dealership?

The company behind some of Hyundai’s most successful showrooms could offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s dealers

by Sam Sheehan
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Inside the new Hyundai i20 R5 rally programme

With its ‘full-fat’ world rally team on winning form, Hyundai is now introducing its ‘semi-skimmed’ customer racing project

by Jesse Crosse
8 August 2016
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