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Volvo XC90

5 May, 2004

Never underestimate how much clobber a baby needs. That was the advice my wife Penny and I received from friends with little ones of their own.

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Mazda RX-8 2004 review

20 Apr, 2004

You have to hand it to Mazda. Many people doubted whether the company would have the bottle to press ahead with the RX-EVOLV concept

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Toyota Prius

20 Apr, 2004

What does £25 get you these days? A slap-up curry at your local tandoori? A half-decent seat at a football match? Whatever makes you tick, the chances are £25 would come in very handy.

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Volkswagen Sharan

13 Apr, 2004

When snow brought most of the country to a freezing halt earlier this year, we couldn't help feeling a little smug.

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Peugeot 307 CC

16 Mar, 2004

Getting the sun on your back has never been easier. More of us than ever are buying holiday homes in warmer climes and commuting to them courtesy of low-cost airlines. But is life in the sun really all it's cracked up to be?

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MG Rover Streetwise

2 Mar, 2004

What do you get if you send a Rover 25 on a bodybuilding course? Answer: the Streetwise - one of the wackiest British-built models since the wooden-clad Morris Traveller.

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Subaru Legacy

2 Mar, 2004

Let the train take the strain? Not likely! Our new Subaru Legacy Outback long-termer is a far more comfortable and reliable way to commute than the railway system as it clocks up 70 miles a day from north Hertfordshire to London and back.

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S-Class

10 Feb, 2004

I once heard that if Microsoft owner Bill Gates dropped a £50 note on the floor, it wouldn't be worth his time to stop and pick it up.

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Mitsubishi Evo VIII

3 Feb, 2004

A word of warning. Don't buy a Mitsubishi Evo VIII if you're the shy type. If constant stares from excited schoolboys at filling stations is your idea of motoring hell, forget it.