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Long-term tests

Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

25 Nov, 2003

Has any car in Auto Express's history had such a hard first few months as our VX Turbo? When we first wrote about KE03 HKX in issue 767, it had done only 875 miles.

Long-term tests

Hyundai Coupe

18 Nov, 2003

Life is full of risks. From ordering a new dish at your favourite restaurant, to sending your credit card details down the phoneline for an Internet purchase, modern living has made gamblers of us all.

Long-term tests

Mazda 2

18 Nov, 2003

"How should we photograph our long-term Mazda 2?" That was the question I had to consider over the weekend. Should we demonstrate its versatility by loading it full of packing crates ready for my impending house move?

Long-term tests

Mitsubishi Evo VIII

4 Nov, 2003

It's early August, and our brand new Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ-300 is missing. Where its bright yellow bodywork once sat in the street, there's now a huge gap.

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Audi A4

28 Oct, 2003

It was a perfect summer for drop-top owners. Day after day of cloudless blue skies meant there was no excuse for keeping the roof raised. And so our Audi A4's fully automatic hood mechanism was put to good use.

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Toyota RAV4

21 Oct, 2003

It's hard to believe that the RAV4 has been with us for a year; it seems like only last week it bounced into our car park, full of the joys of... er, autumn. So has it been a rewarding 12 months with GX52EEM? You bet.

Long-term tests

Ford Fiesta

7 Oct, 2003

If you'd rather keep your money in your wallet than in your fuel tank, you should take a look at Ford's most frugal Fiesta. Over our one-year test, we've found the TDCi LX to be one of the most economical long-termers we have ever had.

Long-term tests

Sharan

7 Oct, 2003

They say motorsport is expensive, but our paddock bus for this year's Uniroyal Team Challenge proves that not every aspect has to be - our VW Sharan made the annual pilgrimage to Spa in Belgium and back on little more than a tank of fuel.

Long-term tests

Honda Accord Tourer

24 Sep, 2003

There's something therapeutic about cleaning a car; you get a real satisfaction from washing away grime and restoring your motor to pristine condition.

Long-term tests

Leon Cupra R

9 Sep, 2003

This was supposed to be the final long-term test report on our SEAT Leon Cupra R. As we have now had the keys to GJ52 KHB for more than nine months, the manufacturer decided it was high time we gave them back.