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MINI Cooper S

1 Sep, 2004

When MINI unleashed its supercharged Cooper S in 2002, it was a gift from the gods for hot hatch fans. With enough power to exploit the MINI chassis to the full, the model has been a storming success.

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Land Rover

25 Aug, 2004

Its predecessor saved the company in times of turmoil - and now Land Rover is fitter than ever, the all-new Discovery looks set to be an even bigger sensation. It's by far the most significant car in Landie's recent history.

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Citroen

24 Aug, 2004

For Britain's youngest hot hatch drivers, there are three little letters that mean even more than GTI.

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Volkswagen Polo

24 Aug, 2004

The new C2 VTS may be grabbing the pocket-rocket headlines, but don't ignore this - a hot version of the Volkswagen Polo.

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Audi RS-Q

24 Aug, 2004

Is this the end for the wheel? According to Audi and the Hollywood blockbuster I, Robot, the cars of 2035 will use spheres, not tyres - and drive on glass roads, too.

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Peugeot 407

24 Aug, 2004

High style has never enjoyed an easy relationship with estate cars. Designing elegant roofs and steeply raked tailgates may well turn heads, but the formula often ruins load-lugging volume.

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Nissan Titan

24 Aug, 2004

The name gives it all away - Nissan's Titan pick-up is not a small car. The V8-engined, double cab hauler is part of a new breed of huge American trucks, and one of the largest new cars we've driven this year.

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Kia Cerato

24 Aug, 2004

Value for money has always been Kia's main selling point, but the Korean manufacturer wants to be known for much more than producing budget vehicles.

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Toyota RAV4

18 Aug, 2004

There's been some tough talking at Toyota recently. First came the Hilux Invincible, and now here's the RAV4 Granite. So does the high-spec model prove a rock-solid buy, or should it be dropped like a stone?

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BMW X5

18 Aug, 2004

The new soccer season is underway - and here's the car for every self-respecting footballer's wife. It's the new BMW X5 4.8iS, the most daring, powerful and exotic X5 yet.