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Chrysler Crossfire

13 Jul, 2004

Given that one of the main selling points for the Chrysler Crossfire is its retro hot-rod styling, our recent Greatest Drives shoot (issue 812) probably wasn't the most flattering place to photograph it.

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Rover Streetwise

15 Jun, 2004

The trouble with growing up is that life gets serious on you. As a kid, you could spend all day playing in the garden with your Tonka truck, pretending to shift tonnes of soil around and then carting it indoors to show your mum.

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Daihatsu Copen

15 Jun, 2004

I've got a new nickname that I'm not entirely happy about. The rest of the Auto Express team has started calling me Noddy. Why? Well, I'm driving the latest addition to our long-term fleet, the Daihatsu Copen.

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Subaru Legacy Outback

8 Jun, 2004

Auction website eBay has a lot to answer for. Apart from spelling the end for junk shops across the UK, it recently sent me on a five-hour, 250-mile round trip to Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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Peugeot 307 CC

8 Jun, 2004

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

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Volkswagen Touran

18 May, 2004

New race season - new paddock bus. But while the Uniroyal Team Challenge race series is expanding, our circuit HQ is getting smaller. In successive campaigns we've moved through Volkswagen's MPV range.

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Honda Accord Tourer

18 May, 2004

There are certain things you can't escape if you live in a town - not least of which are regular trips to the local dump with bags of rubbish. It has been a frequent haunt since I took a week off work to do a massive garden clear-up.

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Ford Focus

11 May, 2004

All it took was one stone. Flicked up from the wheel of a truck I was overtaking on the M25, this little pebble became an airborne missile, smashing into the windscreen of our long-term Ford Focus C-MAX.

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Nissan X-Trail

11 May, 2004

When you spend most of your motoring life in London, it's all too easy to become disillusioned with driving in the UK. That's the mindset I found myself in as I planned an early spring break in Wales.

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Audi A4

5 May, 2004

Owners' views on the quality of Audi dealerships were blunt: "Still in the top half of the chart, but should we be expecting more?