Road tests

BMW 5-Series

15 Dec, 2004

Is it possible to improve on perfection? For many, the BMW 530d is not only one of the finest diesel-powered cars on the road, but it's among the most capable all-rounders, too.

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 V6

15 Dec, 2004

If you're already sick of the sight of Father Christmas, then here's a different Santa for you to check out.

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Porsche Boxster S

15 Dec, 2004

How much would you be prepared to spend to get your hands on your dream car - assuming you had a few bob, of course? How about £50,000? £150,000? More?

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Vauxhall Monaro

15 Dec, 2004

It might not be renowned for its performance models, but Vauxhall has introduced some pretty hot machinery in recent months. And here's the latest car that the Luton firm hopes will finally lay its dowdy image to rest.

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Mercedes M-Class

15 Dec, 2004

It's Mercedes' new social climber! The latest M-Class has hit the road, and Auto Express is the first British magazine to get behind the wheel.

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Smart ForTwo

8 Dec, 2004

It's easy to forget where it all began for Smart. Not so long ago, the firm was so small it didn't even need names for its cars, trading exclusively on the two-seat coupe and cabrio.

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Ford F-150 Lariat King Ranch

8 Dec, 2004

If you want to understand a country, take a good look at its cars. Ford's all-American F-150 Lariat King Ranch is a good example.

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Fiat Ulysse

8 Dec, 2004

Family comes first at Fiat. The historic Italian firm has one of the widest MPV ranges on the market. With the new Idea, practical Doblo and facelifted Multipla, there is a people carrier to suit most budgets.

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Daihatsu Sirion

8 Dec, 2004

Big things are expected from small cars these days. Supermini drivers want a vehicle that offers more than no-frills transport. Refinement, versatility and practicality are all high on the agenda.

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Audi A4

8 Dec, 2004

There's been a revolution in the UK's new car market over the past three years. Not only are buyers demanding greater practicality, but image is more important than ever. And that's why the premium estate market has seen a boom.