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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

2013 Mazda6 2-2 diesel Sport Nav 175PS manual saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond Simons Car Spots - photo side Princes

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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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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Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1.4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond

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There’s something about Italian stuff. Most people seem to have the perception that anything from Italy is somehow better – everything from food, wine, fashion and women to history, culture, fancy coffee machines and of course, cars. So what did … finish reading Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1.4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet diesel Lounge road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Go on – admit it. The Fiat 500 is one cute car. Even if you share my preference for large cars, you can’t deny that this little chap looks delightful. Many of my regular readers kept excitedly asking me when … finish reading Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet diesel Lounge road test review by Oliver Hammond

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New Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 3 EcoDynamics 3-door road test review by Oliver Hammond

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The new Rio marks the fourth generation in the lineage of this popular model from Korean firm Kia. For the first time in the Rio’s history, a 3-door is available. The all-new Rio faces stiff opposition from the Fiesta, Clio, … finish reading New Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 3 EcoDynamics 3-door road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Petrol Manual 5-door SZ5 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Have a guess how long the Suzuki Grand Vitara has been around? If I told you the answer is twenty four years, you couldn’t help but be impressed, right? Okay, it’s not quite as long as one of the other … finish reading Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Petrol Manual 5-door SZ5 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Suzuki Kizashi road test review by Oliver Hammond

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‘A what?’ seemed to be the general consensus. Indeed, the Suzuki Kizashi is a car not many people are aware of. Having seen a Kizashi on the Alpine Course at the Millbrook circuit a few months ago, I was itching … finish reading Suzuki Kizashi road test review by Oliver Hammond

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New 2012 SEAT Ibiza 5dr FR 2.0 TDI 143PS road test review by Oliver Hammond

New 2012 SEAT Ibiza 5dr FR 2-0 TDI 143PS road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo - Bolton Abbey Steam Railway front 34b

Having had a SEAT in our household fleet for over four years, my desire to put the Iberian firm’s new, revised Ibiza in range-topping FR guise through its paces was high – especially in light of the impressive headline figures … finish reading New 2012 SEAT Ibiza 5dr FR 2.0 TDI 143PS road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Ford Fiesta Metal 1.6 TiVCT Duratec 134PS Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

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Think Ford and chances are that a lot of you may well think Fiesta. Since its launch in 1976 the Fiesta has enjoyed a fantastically successful life – and still does to this day. The year 1980 heralded the first … finish reading Ford Fiesta Metal 1.6 TiVCT Duratec 134PS Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

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Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TFSI Hatch Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

2012-06-16 Skoda Octavia vRS TFSI petrol 200PS hatch road test review by Oliver Hammond SimonsCarSpots - lead photo

In rather conspicuous but nevertheless gorgeous Storm Blue metallic paint and adorned with a sizeable boot spoiler, a gaping, aggressive front grille and chunky bumpers, shiny red brake callipers, sporty 18” Neptune alloy wheels and a few tasteful vRS badges … finish reading Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TFSI Hatch Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

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Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi 112 FAP Sportium Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

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A 5am start ahead of a 3-hour drive from Oldham in Lancashire down to Millbrook in Bedfordshire for the 2012 SMMT Test Day certainly provided a good opportunity to assess this limited edition Sportium version of Peugeot’s 3008 crossover. Read … finish reading Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi 112 FAP Sportium Road Test Review by Oliver Hammond

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