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The rise and rise of the sensible car By Debbie Mountford @MotorMistress, #Blog #SpeakingSense

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        Sensible Cars So, it seems that we are becoming a nation of sensible car owners. Well, sensible-ish, anyway. When I say sensible cars, I’m not talking about the sort of cars that get you from a-b; … finish reading The rise and rise of the sensible car By Debbie Mountford @MotorMistress, #Blog #SpeakingSense

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Lexus Sportcross estate spot photo

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Dacia Logan MCV, Jaguar XFR-S & BMW 435i M Sport Driven at SMMT North 2013

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Okay, there’s no Alpine Hill Route or High Speed Circuit to take the cars for a spin on, but SMMT’s smaller, regional Test Days are still amazingly good fun and a great chance to network with car manufacturers and fellow … finish reading Dacia Logan MCV, Jaguar XFR-S & BMW 435i M Sport Driven at SMMT North 2013

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All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

Location: Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire Date: September 4th 2013 The Lowdown: An all-new and very important model for Suzuki, who are trying to break into the lucrative crossover market Primarily targeted at the Nissan Qashqai Suzuki have traditionally sold to private, … finish reading All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

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MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Take one diesel engine developed by Chinese company SAIC, combine with a healthy dose of Brummy design, mix with a completely new chassis and garnish with an iconic badge. The result? A new MG6 diesel. Yes, at last, the new … finish reading MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

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2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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An all-new Mazda6 saloon isn’t the kind of news that gets everyone excited, but being a saloon lover I for one was really eager to spend a week with one after the very positive reaction it received around its very … finish reading 2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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Waking up on what would be my second SMMT Test Day down at the iconic and really rather surreal and wonderful Millbrook Proving Ground (the place Fifth Gear and Top Gear often use) in Bedfordshire, I was just as excited … finish reading Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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YouTube Video Footage of the Audi B8 RS4 Avant at Millbrook Proving Ground SMMT Test Day 2013 – Acceleration Engine Noise on Red High Speed Bowl

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In-Car Video Footage of Audi S7 on Yellow Alpine Hill Route Millbrook Proving Ground UK SMMT Test Day 2013

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In-Car Video of 2012 Audi B8 RS4 Avant Driven Around Millbrook Yellow Alpine Course on SMMT Test Day 2013

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Video of Mercedes E63 AMG at Millbrook SMMT Test Day 2013

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Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Good grief – the last Suzuki Jimny experience I had was of the soft-top one we hired in Crete a few years ago! That brings back memories, including quite a few hair-raising moments on the country’s abundance of twisty and … finish reading Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love haute cuisine, umpteen-course taster menus and the like. But I’m equally at home with a good old, honest, supersized burger and chunky fries. In fact, I’m often a teeny bit envious of … finish reading 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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