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    Drivers Pay Clamping Price

    Britain's wheel clampers have been laughing all the way to the bank - but not any more. Drivers have paid an estimated £1.7billion in release fees over the past 15 years, according to online car retailer Jamjar. It claims nearly three-quarters of motorists have been made to cough up at some point, with the average release fee £70.

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    Storm In A D Cat?

    There's a new high-performance diesel engine on the way from Jaguar - and it's going in the X-Type. Auto Express has learned the firm will soon announce plans for a 2.2-litre 152bhp oil-burner to fit into the range above the 2.0-litre. It's the same TDCi motor that's in the Ford Mondeo.

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    Kia's Mondeo Is Taking Shape

    Unauthorised but 100 per cent official - that's the only way to describe the amazing new Ford Mondeo rival from Kia.

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    Drivers To Pay For MoT Retest

    Free MoT retests could soon be a thing of the past, due to new rules. Currently, garages give customers a no-cost second inspection on cars which fail at the first attempt, because they only recheck items which were changed or fixed.

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    Parking Spaces Under Hammer

    Instant auctions for car parking could soon be coming to the UK.

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    Audi Supercar Gets Go-ahead

    The wildest-looking sports car Audi has ever developed is under starter's orders. Unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the sensational Le Mans concept has finally been given the green light by company bosses.

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    Open-air Golf Still On Course

    Exclusive images in this week's mag give the best indication yet of VW's forthcoming Golf-based convertible, which will complete the line-up and give the range a large dose of style. With a competent chassis and powerful engines, the cabriolet promises to deliver an impressive drive, as well as being stunning to look at.

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    M5 Carrier Bagged

    It's the fastest estate car in the world! The mag's spy photographers could hardly believe their eyes when they saw the trademark quad exhaust pipes and deep front splitter which point to only one thing - an M5 Touring.

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    Koreans Back At The Double

    Remember the Korando and Musso, the two SsangYong off-roaders sold in the UK market, then rebranded as Daewoos? Amazingly, these are the all-new versions.

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    Mersey's Top Of The Tunnels

    A UK tunnel that's one of Europe's busiest is also among the safest, it's been revealed. According to the European Tunnel Assessment Programme (Euro TAP), Liverpool's Mersey Kingsway Tunnel narrowly missed top-rated 'very good' status.

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    Baby Boom As Perodua Ups Game

    The all-new model from Perodua is a big improvement in terms of styling on the current cars from the Malaysian brand. But don't be surprised.

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    Number's Up For Peugeot MPV

    The '00' range from Peugeot is licensed to thrill! Images in the current issue of Auto Express magazine reveal the company's compact MPV, set to wear the 3008 badge.

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    At Full Chat

    So keen am I to avoid the ritual of Monday to Friday rush hour driving that I happily do more and more working weekends. There are fewer trucks, buses, white vans, commuting drivers and pedestrians to cope with. My average speed and mpg is greatly improved. And although some seemingly suicidal Sunday drivers and bikers attempt disgraceful moves that they wouldn't even think about on any other day, motoring at the weekend is more relaxing, enjoyable and effective.

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