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  • Audi A3 Cabriolet UK first drive review

    Audi A3 cabriolet UK first drive review

    Open-top A3 is now bigger and better balanced, plus it impresses with its comfortable ride and quality interior; but 2.0-litre diesel is a better companion than 1.4-litre petrol tested here

    13 March 2014
    first drive
  • Audi S3 saloon UK first drive review

    Audi S3 saloon UK first drive review

    A UK drive of Audi's new potent saloon reveals plenty of talent from the engine and gearbox, but it's let down by numb steering

    12 March 2014
    first drive
  • Volkswagen Golf TGI Bluemotion first drive review

    Volkswagen Golf TGI Bluemotion first drive review

    Volkswagen adds CNG/petrol variant to ever broadening Golf line-up in Germany, creating a versatile hatchback offering ultra low running costs

    12 March 2014
    first drive
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 first drive review

    2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 first drive review

    Early petrol version of new C-class trumps its diesel sibling on refinement, but it is not for the UK

    10 March 2014
    first drive
  • BMW 435d xDrive M Sport first drive review

    BMW 435d xDrive M Sport first drive review

    The BMW 435d xDrive M Sport isn't quite the all-weather, frugal, M-car alternative, but this all-wheel-drive 4-series possesses distinct appeal, at a price

    10 March 2014
    first drive
  • Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6i Turbo
 first drive review

    Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6i Turbo
 first drive review

    Handsome Astra GTC gets nearly 200bhp, but it needs to be worked hard and is, ultimately, too expensive

    9 March 2014
    first drive
  • Vauxhall VXR8 GTS first drive review

    Vauxhall VXR8 GTS first drive review

    It's big, brash and brilliant fun, the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. And it's that character that prevents the super-thirsty supersaloon from becoming an irrelevance

    8 March 2014
    first drive
  • Mini Cooper

    Mini Cooper

    Third-generation Mini Cooper is bigger and better in every respect. Three-cylinder petrol engine is an absolute belter, too, as we discover

    7 March 2014
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  • BMW 420d convertible first drive review

    BMW 420d convertible first drive review

    Easygoing, comfortable BMW 420d convertible offers plenty, but its squidgy nature won't excite spirited drivers

    7 March 2014
    first drive
  • Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport first drive review

    Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport first drive review

    This retitled hot Corsa is still very entertaining, but it’s expensive compared to newer rivals like the Ford Fiesta ST

    6 March 2014
    first drive

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