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Mercedes-Benz SLK Review

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 Review

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 Review

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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Audi Q5 Review

Audi Q5 2008 -

NCAP Rating 5 / 5

The Audi Q5 shares some of its structure with the A5 range, and competes with models like Land Rover's Freelander and the BMW X3 in the premium segment.

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Toyota Celica Review

Toyota Celica 1999 - 2006

NCAP Rating 0 / 5

Toyota's seventh and, unless it revives the badge in the future, last Celica was offered between 1999 and 2006. Unlike its predecessors this car didn't offer four-wheel drive or any rallying pedigree.

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Suzuki Swift Review

Suzuki Swift 2004 - 2010

NCAP Rating 4 / 5

Suzuki might not make a huge impact on the sales charts, but it's something of a small car specialist and that's no more obvious than with its Swift.

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SEAT Ibiza Review

SEAT Ibiza 2002 - 2008

NCAP Rating 4 / 5

The SEAT Ibiza is the Spanish firm's take on Volkswagen's Polo - quite literally, as the two cars share much of their structure and mechanical components.

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Subaru Legacy Review

Subaru Legacy 2003 - 2009

NCAP Rating 0 / 5

Subaru's largest saloon and estate car offering has long offered buyers a practical, four-wheel drive car in a tough and reliable package.

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Toyota Prius Review

Toyota Prius 2003 - 2009

NCAP Rating 5 / 5

Darling of the environmentalists, bringer of the future, the Toyota Prius isn't merely transport; it's a statement of your concern for the environment and intent on doing something about it.

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Volvo S80 Review

Volvo S80 2006 -

NCAP Rating 0 / 5

A luxury saloon for those not particularly concerned by the outward image it projects, the S80 was always a sound choice for the discretely wealthy.

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