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IOL mot jan30 RAV4
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Rav4's a trusty, reliable family SUV

The Rav4 diesel that's been with us for the last few months has proven trusty and competent, but it's not without fault.

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Mazda3 1.6: just replace the engine

The latest Mazda3 1.6 is a car that just seems to hit all the right notes, until you touch that right pedal.

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We test: Outrageously agile Audi S1

It’s the real deal: Quattro all-wheel drive turns the mighty mouse S1 into an impressive performer.

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Honda Mobilio is genuinely practical
December 15 2014 at 13:47

The criticisms of a noisy engine and not-quite-plush interior aren't major concerns for a car in this price range.

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Cross Caddy: Rubik's Cube on wheels
December 12 2014 at 14:26

Despite commercial-vehicle origins the Cross Caddy offered surprisingly business-class-like comfort.

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Megane GT Line is a cool cruiser
December 9 2014 at 16:14

Road trip shows new turbocharged hatch to be more comfortable than sporty, but satisfying nonetheless.

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Porsche Macan a sportscar among SUVs
December 5 2014 at 16:15

The Macan has a very 911/Cayman feel to it in full assault mode, but is it worth the price premium?

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S600L blends tech and sheer opulence
December 4 2014 at 16:12

This luxury liner wafts along without the clumsy feel usually associated with a such a big car.

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Infiniti Q50's decent as a diesel
December 3 2014 at 15:57

Infiniti's 3-Series fighter has its fair share of plus and minus points, but there is good value to be had.

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Audi's A8 limo is great to drive too
December 2 2014 at 16:10

The A8 L is for the privileged (or the hard-working) few who like their iron fist in a designer-label velvet glove.

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Rav4's at home on dirt and tar
December 1 2014 at 16:32

Neville Beeton hits the open road in our new long-term Rav4 diesel and comes away impressed by its comfort and practicality.

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New X-Trail is a weekend warrior
November 28 2014 at 15:35

Like its predecessors, the new Nissan X-Trail is not a full-blown 4x4, but it has great ride quality on tar and trail.

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New Mazda3 is a decent effort
November 26 2014 at 10:42

A fine job of aesthetics and features, but the R326 300 Astina has a somewhat outdated drivetrain for the price.

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