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Citroen C5

21 Sep, 2004

Big French cars have struggled in recent years. Awkward styling, floaty road manners and questionable reliability tend to contribute to dismal sales.

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Fiat Panda

21 Sep, 2004

Potential buyers will be over the moon to learn that the new 4x4 Panda is soon to go on sale in the UK

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Westfield Sport 2000

15 Sep, 2004

British drivers are spoiled when it comes to low-volume sports cars. We have Noble, Caterham and Ariel - but let's not forget Westfield, a Midlands firm that has built thrilling motors for more than 21 years.

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Mercedes A-Class

15 Sep, 2004

It might have been a sales hit, but if the old A-Class faced one problem, it's that it was too dull for some. The upright stance and top-heavy dynamics meant the baby Mercedes struggled to appeal to younger buyers.

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Nissan Patrol 3.0Di SVE

15 Sep, 2004

There are some people you simply don't want to pick a fight with - characters so imposing that you wouldn't even whisper an insult behind their back, let alone to their face.

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BMW M5

15 Sep, 2004

The new BMW M5 is not a car for the faint-hearted. And it's not aimed at those who like the quiet life and live in an eco-friendly house amid self-supporting surroundings.

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Audi A4

15 Sep, 2004

When is an all-new car not an all-new car? The answer is not as straightforward as you might expect... Audi's heavily facelifted A4 is the perfect example.

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Volkswagen Golf

15 Sep, 2004

It's back to basics for Volkswagen's legendary GTI badge - at least, that's what we are promised as company executives hand us the keys to a near priceless prototype.

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Smart ForFour

8 Sep, 2004

With only the two-seat ForTwo and Roadster in its line-up, Smart never had a chance to establish itself as a family favourite

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Maserati GranSport

8 Sep, 2004

It has become clear that there are more buyers than ever hungry for cars that are anything but standard, even if we are talking about some of the fastest machines on the planet.