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The Fiat 500 is back

Fiat to revive classic Cinquecento with a new model

22 October 2003
The Fiat 500 is back
First Drive

Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi

Better equipped, better value and better to drive - especially in diesel guise

21 October 2003
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi
First Drive

Toyota Prius 1.5 T3

No GT to drive, but the new powertrain is a quantum leap and strong mid-range torque makes cruising eerily quiet and relaxed. Styling much improved

21 October 2003
Toyota Prius 1.5 T3
First Drive

VW Touareg 2.5 TDI

Entry-level Touareg handles well enough, and is solidly built, but 2.5 diesel doesn’t have the refinement you’d expect

21 October 2003
VW Touareg 2.5 TDI
First Drive

Volvo S40 T5 SE

Volvo’s best effort in this sector by a mile. Retains essential Volvo character despite being closely related to the Ford Focus

21 October 2003
Volvo S40 T5 SE
First Drive

Mazda 3 2.0 TS2

A comfortable and attractive car, but a little underpowered; the engine is coarse and the steering overlight, making its sport badge slightly fanciful

21 October 2003
Mazda 3 2.0 TS2

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