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Audi A6

12 Jan, 2005

We may look at highly paid executives through envious eyes, but chances are most are as keen on keeping a close watch on costs as the rest of us. Otherwise, why would Audi bother with its new entry-level diesel A6?

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Skoda Oct. 2.0 TDI Ambiente

12 Jan, 2005

There's no doubt that the Golf makes a fine family hatchback, yet it has one major drawback: its price. But if you cannot quite stretch to the new Volkswagen, there is an alternative - and that's where Skoda's Octavia comes in.

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SEAT Toledo

12 Jan, 2005

It's time for SEAT to 'go large' as the first right-hand-drive Toledos land on British shores.

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Mercedes A200 CDI Avantgarde SE

11 Jan, 2005

As success stories go, the Mercedes A-Class is a remarkable example. It managed to shrug off the bad PR of its infamous 'elk-test' disaster to become the fastest-selling three-pointed star model ever.

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Volkswagen Touareg

11 Jan, 2005

It's as hard as nails, but requires far less effort to drive in. No, we're not talking about an all-new DIY product. In fact, we're talking about the toughest version yet of Volkswagen's Touareg off-roader.

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Ford Fiesta

5 Jan, 2005

Britain's baby hot hatch market is booming, and at last the Fiesta ST has joined the fray. Ford has a long history of producing entertaining sporting versions of its mainstream cars, and the ST is the first of a new generation.

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Hyundai Coupe 2.0 SE

5 Jan, 2005

If it weren't for the Hyundai Coup�, the Korean firm's UK story would now be completely different. With its impressive chassis and occasionally controversial looks, the car has attracted much-needed attention to the line-up.

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Volkswagen Golf

5 Jan, 2005

The GTI may be grabbing all the headlines, but further down the range another new Golf is also offering a slice of performance.

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Subaru Impreza

5 Jan, 2005

Look back at the last decade, and you will see Subaru and its tuning arm STi have launched more special versions of the Impreza than Michael Schumacher has won races.

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Vauxhall Astra

5 Jan, 2005

It's been a long time coming, but Vauxhall's most exciting hot hatch ever is nearly ready for production.