Recent articles by Joachim Staat

Mazda MX-5 RF - side
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Mazda MX-5 RF 2016 ride review

27 Jul, 2016

We get exclusive passenger ride in gorgeous new Targa-style Mazda MX-5 RF

Renault Alpine Vision concept - front
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Renault Alpine Vision concept ride review

13 May, 2016

On the road in the reborn Renault Alpine Vision sports car

Audi TT Offroad SUV front

Audi TT SUV concept driven

25 Jun, 2014

We hit the road in new Audi TT-based, plug-in hybrid SUV that’s set to take the fight to Evoque

Jaguar XF Sportbrake vs BMW 5 Series Touring

Jaguar XF Sportbrake vs rivals

9 May, 2012

All-new Jaguar XF estate lines up against the BMW 5 Series, with similar space and strong engine choices

Renault Laguna GT
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Renault Laguna GT

9 Apr, 2008

Sporty model joins family car range boasting hi-tech four-wheel steering.

Smart ForTwo
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Smart ForTwo 2007 review

30 Jan, 2007

The new version of the ForTwo has more room and a higher-quality interior

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Skoda Roomster

16 Dec, 2003

We've seen the future of Skoda - and it's set to offer a new dimension in space travel. The Roomster, which wowed the crowds at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is only slightly longer than a Fabia, but it has more room inside than a Superb!

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Volkswagen Golf 2.0 FSI

16 Sep, 2003

Let the games begin! For Volkswagen, the success of the new Golf is crucial, but it's going to have to be good to take the sales lead from the latest generations of the Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus when the trio are launched in the spring.

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Fiat Stilo SW 1.9 JTD 115

5 Nov, 2002

This is the car which troubled Fiat is banking on to give its slow-selling Stilo range a kick start in the UK. The new Station Wagon offers class-leading load space and, it is claimed, brings new innovation to the estate car market.

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Nissan Micra C+C

29 Oct, 2002

Lift off the lid and Auto Express jumps in!

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