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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback Review 1 month ago

Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Mazda 3 is a light, nimble and fun-to-drive family hatch that takes on the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Renault Megane. It looks fantastic, and is very economical, too, but not the most practical or refined car of its type.
2016 Mini Countryman Review 1 month ago

MINI Countryman Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Mini Countryman is a midsize SUV that competes with super-popular cars like the Nissan Qashqai. It has a strong image that’s the envy of the class, but with a patchy ride and limited practicality, it’s far from perfect.
2017 Lexus IS Review 1 month ago

Lexus IS Saloon (2017 - ) review

Even with some revisions in early 2017, the Lexus IS has a very tough job to compete with cars like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. It ploughs its own furrow in the compact executive class, with a character all of its own.
2017 Nissan Micra Review 1 month ago

Nissan Micra Hatchback (2016 - ) review

If you’re in the market for one of the better all-round superminis, and masses of space isn’t a priority, the Micra is certainly worth a look.
2017 Mini Countryman First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S first drive review

The compact SUV class has more contenders than ever before, and the standard of those contenders has never been higher. That means the Countryman’s job has never been tougher, so does it have both the style and substance to compete?
2017 Lexus IS First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Lexus IS 300h first drive review

Lexus’ compact executive saloon starts 2017 with a series of revisions aimed at tempting buyers away from the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.
2017 Hyundai i30 First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Hyundai i30 first drive review

The latest i30 is designed to take on the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra and Skoda Octavia. How does it measure up next to these family hatchback masters?
2017 Renault Zoe Review 2 months ago

Renault Zoe Hatchback (2017 - ) review

For our money, the Renault Zoe is one of the best mainstream electric cars yet. It combines a grown-up and relaxing driving experience with decent quality and practicality, and it's affordable to buy and own. Just make sure you can live with the limited range.
Advice 2 months ago

How to spot a flood-damaged car

Floods have caused chaos in recent years, and it's possible that flood-damaged cars could make it on to the used car market, but following our tips should help you steer clear of a potentially dangerous buy.
2017 Nissan Micra First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Nissan Micra first drive review

The new Micra is considerably better than the previous model. With a high-quality cabin, plenty of equipment and a decent drive, it's a good rival for the Ford Fiesta and VW Polo.