New Car Reviews

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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Audi A4 Review

Audi A4 2013

Our Rating 3.5 / 5

The A4 has remained a strong seller despite the potential internal cannibalism by other models. This can be attributed to its ability to be a strong performer across many areas. As an overall package, the Audi A4 still beats its biggest rival, the BMW 3 Series.

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Hyundai i10 Review

Hyundai i10 2014

Our Rating 5 / 5

The outgoing Hyundai i10 was a decent little car, with the emphasis on little. It was ideally designed for shunting around town, ducking into tight spaces and generally being an exemplary little urban run-around. Here's the new one.

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Skoda Octavia Combi 4x4 Review

Skoda Octavia Combi 4x4 2013

Our Rating 3.5 / 5

The Skoda Octavia 4x4 is unlikely to be a volume seller, but for those that do decide to go for one, they will take ownership of a car that will act as an excellent workhorse.

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BMW 5 Series Review

BMW 5 Series 2013

Our Rating 4 / 5

Here's BMW's new entry-level 5 Series diesel engine paired with the high-spec Luxury trim. Does it work?

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Audi A3 Saloon Review

Audi A3 Saloon 2013

Our Rating 4.5 / 5

The Audi A3 Saloon is cheaper than an equivalent A4, gorgeous to look at, genuinely rewarding to drive and as practical as Ms Poppins.

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Dacia Logan MCV Review

Dacia Logan MCV 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

If ever there was a car brand perfectly of-its-time it has to be Dacia. The Romanian car maker is to the motoring industry what Penneys is to the fashion world or Aldi and Lidl are to groceries.

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Review

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2013

Our Rating 0 / 5

Understandably, the Gran Turismo may seem odd when initially viewed, but spending any amount of time driving it soon shows its strong points and it could quickly divert people away from the default saloon choice.

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