Subaru Legacy 2.0D Tourer SE NavPlus

Road tests   And a long list of kit, much of it standard across the entire range, will help to make sure you don’t miss too many home comforts while you’re on the road. All models feature cruise control; an electric sunroof; dual-zone, fully automatic air-conditioning; electric windows; heated front seats; an MP3 compatible audio system; automatic lights and wipers and a Bluetooth hands-free system.  

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Skoda Octavia Hatch Greenline II 1.6 TDI CR

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Road tests In the case of the Octavia Hatch Greenline II some of those efficiencies are quite startling for a mid-sized family motor.   An automatic start/stop function and braking energy recuperation are included in a whole host of features designed to reduce emissions and running costs with optimised aerodynamics, low rolling-resistance tyres, longer gearing and revised

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Range Rover Evoque TD4 Pure 5dr

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Road tests For the Evoque really is that bit special.   Ok, it’s not going to compete against the likes of the Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or Bugatti supercars of this world, it’s not meant to. But with a starting price of less than £30,000, anything that hovers a few grand either side of this figure is going

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Peugeot 508 2.2 HDI GT

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Road tests Like its predecessors it is a conventional four-door booted, five-seater. Where it stands out is in terms of styling and road presence. From the bold, aggressive nose to the high, purposeful tail it looks strong, fluent and obviously upmarket.   The range spans £18,000 to £28,000 and I drove the flagship 2.2 HDi GT which

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Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6

icSites Homes Motors Jobs ‘); } //–> ]]>   Road tests The Juke Acenta Premium 1.6 manual sits mid-way in the range and is one of the most popular versions.   The engine is adequately powerful when used by the driver alone but its performance noticeably struggles as more weight is added, whether that’s people or packages.   It revs easily and smoothly but a long

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icNetwork – Mazda3 1.6 TS2 Diesel 5dr

icSites Homes Motors Jobs   ‘); } //–> ]]> Road tests Petrol fans can select either 105ps 1.6 or 151ps 2.0 engines or there are 115ps 1.6 with 150 and 185ps 2.2 diesels as well. This car was the smaller diesel with the mid to high range TS2 trim, the most popular in the Mazda3 series. The well developed, smooth, refined and surprisingly quiet 1.6 diesel

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Car Tax does not have to be taxing

DO you really hate paying car tax? Well changes in legislation over the past few years mean that those cars with low CO2 ratings cost less and less in road tax. Go below exhaust emissions of 100g/km and you’ll pay nothing at all. The problem is that untilrecently cars in this bracket were the domain of the new car buyer but now they have filtered down

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Family cars for £3,000

WHAT can you get for £3,000? Is three grand enough to get you something both usable and reliable is or is it just enough money to buy a premium headache? You’d be amazed what can be had for such a small amount of money. Indeed that’s a lot more than I’d ever spend on my own car and I work in the business. So, for once,

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