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The rather good Nissan Micra N-Sport review

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Neil Lyndon

I was dreaming that I was in the cockpit of an ultra-secret military aircraft. Firing up the engines set off a thunderous racket and sent a row of red lights flittering across the instrument panel in front of me. Hauling on the thrust levers, I sent the aircraft zooming along the runway – at which point I realised I was …

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The orange MAZDA MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

It’s orange and still great fun. The standard 2-litre engine is the heart in this 30th anniversary MX-5, so it can go like s**t off a shovel, if you want! Good thing I’m not six feet tall – if I was, I would be unlikely to fit comfortably into this superb little sports-car. The cabin is cosy, to say the …

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Reviewed: Mitsubishi L200 Series 6, a big deal

In Car Reviews, Mitsubishi by Tim Barnes-Clay

Mitsubishi knows that Britain is Europe’s biggest market when it comes to pick-ups. The new L200 Series 6 model is a big deal for the Japanese automaker. In its 40th year, the L200 is almost as old as me, but like Doctor Who, it regenerates every few years – usually with a bolder look. The Series 6 doesn’t disappoint and …

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Fiat 500 Dolcevita, Italian glamour in a small package

In Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Fiat, Short Cuts by Peter Nunn

It’s celebration time once again for the Fiat 500. A ritzy new special edition model, the 500 Dolcevita, was launched with a flourish recently in Rome. With this latest iteration of the hi-fashion 500, Fiat has taken the heady days and glamour of Italy in the go-go sixties as its central theme.  The 500 Dolcevita thus comes to market with …

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Reviewed – Suzuki Swift Attitude 2019

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Suzuki Swift is a massive seller for the Japanese carmaker. And now it anticipates the up-to-the-minute Swift Attitude will lift sales further. The special-edition model is predicted to account for 40 per cent of all Swift sales in the United Kingdom during the rest of 2019 and beyond. The £14,599 Swift Attitude is modelled around the mid-specification SZ-T grade, …

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Lexus LS 500h luxury express, reviewed

In Car Reviews, Lexus by Jonathan Humphrey

Lexus, believes the fifth incarnation of the LS can make even more of an impression. The situation helped, by the current demonization of diesel and the ever-growing constraints on motoring around urban areas on everything other than electrical energy. Speaking of power, the Lexus LS 500h hybrid combines a 299PS 3.5-litre V6 petrol lump with a couple of electric motors, …