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Renault Koleos
Oct10

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving...

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Lexus LC 500h
Jul05

Lexus LC 500h

The Lexus LC 500h is a classic grand tourer with a very green twist writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Some cars should come with a health warning sticker, and the Lexus LC 500h is one. Smart, classy and sexy – it oozes sophistication but potential owners should also know this is not a car for shy, reserved types. Every trip, no matter how short, will leave a trail of pointing fingers, gaping mouths and wagging tongues....

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Family Car Buying Guide – MPVs
May31

Family Car Buying Guide – MPVs

In the market for a new family car, we look at 5 alternatives in the categories of Green, MPVs, Crossovers and Compact SUVs writes Geraldine Herbert Part Three – MPV’s   BMW Active Tourer Easily the most practical BMW in the range the 2 series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer come with five or seven seats and the option of four-wheel-drive. It’s a family car that is small enough to be parked just about anywhere while...

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SEAT Leon ST Cupra
Apr30

SEAT Leon ST Cupra

Buying an estate car tends to be a practical consideration. But this souped-up Seat really moves too, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Estates are rarely cars of choice. Rather they are the heroically dull option when the number of bikes, wellies, labradors and kids you need to ferry around has increased to an unmanageable amount. But over the past few years, a new breed of discreet but sporty load-luggers has emerged which sprint...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R
Apr09

2018 Honda Civic Type R

 The Type R has been given a facelift and Hannah Gordon has been finding  out just what has been nipped and what has been tucked What is it? The ‘demonic’ looking hot hatch is back and carrying with it a big haul of awards naming it as the best in its class. Who is it aimed at? It may have five-doors and a decent size boot but this car is all about power and driver enjoyment whilst pushing it to its limits, it does settle down enough...

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Jaguar E-Pace
Mar07

Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar’s latest SUV looks the part but lacks the edge to justify the price writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? SUVs are the lifeblood of car makers as more families opt for something sportier than an estate and more substantial than a hatchback. Sales of crossovers and SUVs are expected to more than double by 2020 and they have become the go anywhere, all-conquering family transport. While none of us may actually venture off...

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