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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.

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Chrysler Crossfire

19 Jan, 2004

For a car to go from concept to showroom in just over two years is pretty remarkable. Yet US giant Chrysler managed it with the Crossfire, and has also kept true to the original script of the vehicle displayed at the Detroit Motor Show in 2001.

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Volvo XC90 2004 - long term test

19 Jan, 2004

It's no secret we feel rather strongly about the XC90 here at Auto Express

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Ford Focus

13 Jan, 2004

Confession time. I've never been a fan of MPVs. To my mind, cars should allow you to get away from screaming kids - not force you to sit in an enclosed space with them.

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Skoda Superb

22 Dec, 2003

Have you ever told a joke or a story and then had to repeat it 10 minutes afterwards for a latecomer?

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Volvo V70

1 Dec, 2003

Ahh, moving house. One of life's great pleasures, in my book right up there with unblocking foul-smelling drains and painting acres of skirting board with white gloss. Which is ironic, because I have done all three in the past few weeks...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.