Monthly Archives: October 2010

Audi A5 delivers A1 performance (Used car road test)

Iain Dooley checks out Audi’s svelte and sophisticated-looking A5 Coupe. ENGINES – At launch the A5’s engine range was a modest one but did cover all the basics – willing and affordable petrol and diesel engines. With the passing of … Continue reading

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James Bond Aston Martin reaches £2.6m at auction

A JAMES Bond Aston Martin dubbed the most famous car in the world has been sold at auction in London for £2.6 million. The silver DB5, which was driven by Sir Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, had been expected … Continue reading

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First Drive: Nissan Leaf

It’s hard to believe that the reality of a mass-produced electric car that you or I can go out and buy is just a matter of months away. The electric car as a concept has been around virtually as long … Continue reading

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First Drive: BMW X3

At only a generation old, BMW’s X3 model could have been expected to mature with the passage of time, but who would have predicted it would grow up quite so literally? The dimensions of the newly arrived X1 put the … Continue reading

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Fond memories of a droopy drop-top

My first car was a 1946 Standard Flying 8 Tourer, registration FAA222, which was gray with a red top. I bought it for £50 in 1962 from my brother, pictured in the car, who was in the Royal Navy and … Continue reading

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SEAT launches new spaceship

SEAT’S Alhambra has been a fixture on the school run for quite some time, writes Iain Dooley. Originally the product of a three-way partnership with Ford and Volkswagen, the former decided to go its own way with an all-new Galaxy, … Continue reading

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On the charge

It’s been a long time coming, and in actual fact there’s a little bit longer to wait for us in the UK at least, but it is finally here: the electric car has arrived. Before the arguments begin, you can … Continue reading

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BBC sorry for Clarkson’s ‘special needs’ jibe

The BBC has apologised after Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson described a car as “special needs”. Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom investigated after the joke, made by Clarkson about a Ferrari owned by co-host James May, provoked complaints. He said the F430 … Continue reading

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