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Skoda Octavia RS Review

Skoda Octavia RS 2014

Our Rating 4.5 / 5

Of late we have had a recurring question: which to choose - the Volkswagen Golf GTI or Skoda Octavia RS? Until recently the default answer has been, if it is petrol powered, go for the Golf, but if it diesel you are after pick the Octavia (ideally in Combi estate spec).

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Peugeot 308 Review

Peugeot 308 2014

Our Rating 4 / 5

Unlike the Oscars, where I personally cannot make a case for 12 Years a Slave taking top honours, I can for the Peugeot 308 and this is from someone who was quite critical of the car when we drove it at launch in France.

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Honda CR-V Review

Honda CR-V 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

The thing is that the CR-V is actually an excellent car. It's terrifically economical, comfortable, spacious, practical, well-priced and, given Honda's reputation in such matters, should be providing reliable, trouble-free motoring for many, many years to come.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK Guide

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2004 - 2011

NCAP Rating 0 / 5

In Mercedes-Benz circles it's referred to as the R171 model, and this SLK was finally able to compete with the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster on more equal footing in regards to driver appeal.

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Alfa Romeo 156 Guide

Alfa Romeo 156 1997 - 2005

NCAP Rating 0 / 5

Beautiful styling and fine driving dynamics saw the 156 mentioned in the same breath as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 in relation to desirability.

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BMW X3 Guide

BMW X3 2003 - 2010

NCAP Rating 4 / 5

BMW was quick to capitalise on the growth of the compact SUV market with the arrival of its X3 in 2003. It took until 2008 before Audi offered its Q5 rival.

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