Road tests

Ferrari F430 Spider

16 Mar, 2005

They're funny things, Ferraris. The less bodywork they wear, the more exciting they tend to be. Chopping off the roof brings you even closer to the action - but will the latest hair-raising Spider lure fans further into its web?

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Suzuki Swift

16 Mar, 2005

If you want a fun and funky new supermini, then it might be time to nip out for a Swift one!

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Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE

16 Mar, 2005

Is this the car that will set the Chevrolet badge apart from its Daewoo predecessor?

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Vauxhall Monaro

16 Mar, 2005

The Vauxhall Monaro VXR doesn't pull its punches, so neither will we. The latest version is available now, and it boasts more power, bigger brakes plus improved suspension, but keeps the same price.

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MINI

9 Mar, 2005

It's the small car with a big image, but does a second-hand BMW MINI still cost big money?

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Jeep Wrangler

9 Mar, 2005

Jeep and cheerful, or Jeep and nasty? It is always been tricky to categorise the Wrangler.

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Volkswagen Passat

9 Mar, 2005

The new Passat story has only just begun...! Last week, we brought you an on-the-road exclusive in VW's flagship 2.0-litre diesel model. Now we have driven the more modest 1.6 petrol edition to see if entry-level versions hold the same appeal.

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BMW 5-Series

9 Mar, 2005

It does not snow very often in this country, but when it does there is no mistaking the owners of a four-wheel-drive car. When everyone else comes slithering to a halt, they simply glide past in safety.

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Cadillac CTS-V

9 Mar, 2005

What do you get if you merge a Cadillac with a Corvette? The mighty V8-powered super-saloon that is the CTS-V.

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Hyundai Sonata

9 Mar, 2005

When did you last see a Hyundai Sonata on the streets?