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Audi RS6 Avant Plus

26 May, 2004

To most people, 444bhp is more than enough power. But Audi is building a new A6, so it's decided to send the old car out on a high note - 473bhp to be precise. That's more muscle than an Aston Martin Vanquish, in an estate car!

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Audi A6

26 May, 2004

You could be forgiven for thinking that the battle for honours in the UK's executive car market is a two-horse race, with BMW's 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class dominating group tests and headlines alike.

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SsangYong Rodius 2.7 CDTi

18 May, 2004

Is beauty really skin deep? To find out, we jumped behind the wheel of the startling new SsangYong Rodius MPV.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

18 May, 2004

It's a chirpy, chirpy cheap Jeep! The US's legendary 4x4 firm has launched a new base version of its largest SUV, the Grand Cherokee, in a bid to boost sales as it enters its twilight years.

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Kia Picanto

18 May, 2004

It's no exaggeration to say that Kia dealers cried when the Pride supermini was killed off in 1998. The Mazda-based hatch was their bread and butter, and there has not been a small car in the Korean manufacturer's line-up since then.

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Saab 9-2X Aero

18 May, 2004

It might be the world's biggest car company, but General Motors has struggled to fit quirky, Swedish Saab into its line-up.

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Ariel Atom 160bhp

12 May, 2004

When Ariel suggested we tried its new 'user-friendly' Atom, we were a little confused. After all, this car looks like an electricity pylon on wheels, so practicality is never going to be its strong point.

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Daewoo Lacetti SX

12 May, 2004

Value for money has been every Daewoo's key selling point since the marque hit the UK in 1995. Under the charge of GM, however, things have changed.

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Volkswagen Caddy Life 1.9 TDI

12 May, 2004

It's tough being a caddy. While the golf star hogs the limelight, the bag carrier never gets any credit. So what sort of 'Caddy Life' is this new Volkswagen destined for?

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BMW X3

12 May, 2004

Not so long ago, the concept of a BMW off-roader would have been laughed off as fanciful. BMWs were sports saloons, and that was the end of it.