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Toyota Avensis

9 Apr, 2003

There's one major problem with big luxury cars. When it comes to the daily city commute, they are useless for squeezing into tight parking spaces - yet there's nothing more comfortable to be sat in as the traffic grinds to a halt.

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Skoda Superb

1 Apr, 2003

It's been a busy period for our long-term Skoda Superb.

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Range Rover V8 Vogue

1 Apr, 2003

If you were given a billion dollars and told to design a new Range Rover, where would you start? According to the RR's stylist Geoff Upex, he began with the seat position.

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VW Caravelle

11 Mar, 2003

With its 20,000-mile service fast approaching, our VW Caravelle is still impressing everyone who drives it

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MINI One

25 Feb, 2003

As a rule, modern remakes of old classics are flops. Take that bastion of British TV comedy, Fawlty Towers, for example. At the height of the show's success in the Seventies, US networks were interested in developing a Stateside version.

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Smart Cabrio

18 Feb, 2003

There aren't many vehicles in the Auto Express car park that have a name. In fact, there's only one - this one.

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Hyundai Coupe

18 Feb, 2003

Town driving isn't the natural environment for any coupe, but the Hyundai is kicking up more of a fuss than most when confronted with city centres. You see, its clutch has taken a dislike to low-speed manoeuvres.

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Toyota RAV4

11 Feb, 2003

What an obliging lot you are.

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Audi S6 Avant

4 Feb, 2003

How time flies when you're enjoying yourself. That's certainly true of Audi's super S6 Avant.

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SEAT Leon Cupra R

4 Feb, 2003

When we ordered a replacement for our much-missed Alhambra TDi last October, the outlook was bleak. Such was the demand for SEAT's Leon Cupra R that we were quoted a 2003 delivery date as the firm battled to meet orders.