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Drive24 is now on Facebook and Google+

We’re happy to announce that drive24 has just launched a new Facebook page and Google+ account for car lovers. Follow our car and motor market news and advice, enter competitions and join in the conversation with your own tips, stories … Continue reading

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First Drive: Skoda Octavia Greenline II

Cars can surprise you in any number of ways. Most don’t, but as the police in Midsomer Murders must know by now, sometimes the most ordinary-looking suspect is the one with the most to hide. Take one Skoda Octavia, add … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas (Audi Q5 3.0 TDI S line long term test month three)

Curse this infernal weather. The one thing you think you can rely on is the irritation of British weather, but even that has been a total let down. All summer long I’ve been dreaming of an entirely white winter in … Continue reading

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First Drive: Range Rover Evoque eD4 Coupe

When Land Rover starts to embrace the growing trend for front-wheel drive SUVs you know the concept isn’t some flash in the pan gimmick. In truth, there’s a lot to be said for a two-wheel drive ‘soft-roader’. Many 4x4s never … Continue reading

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First Drive: Ford Focus Zetec S

As sure as night follows day a regular Ford will always be followed by a faster one. And so it is with this latest Focus, as the Blue Oval has developed a sporty-looking Zetec S variant to compliment its more … Continue reading

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First Drive: Chevrolet Cruze five-door

It may not have occurred to you yet but we are all subject to and victims of the dreaded ‘marketing speak’. It’s everywhere of course, but in the new car market it almost feels like what happens in the creative … Continue reading

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First Drive: BMW 1 Series

In a world of me-too front-wheel drive hatchbacks, BMW’s first generation 1 Series was always going to be different from the norm. The biggest talking point was its looks. A bold statement, it divided opinion yet the car’s popularity was … Continue reading

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First Drive: Volkswagen up!

Most of Volkswagen’s new cars in the last few years have been replacing old equivalents or resurrecting past glories. The up! is a completely new car, but since the proper name looks terrible in the middle of a sentence, let’s … Continue reading

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