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2021 Honda Civic Type R Review – Still the hot-hatch king?
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2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid Review – It’s cleaner, but is it better?
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2020 Ford Focus ST Review: Has The Fastest Focus Gone All Grown Up?
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2019 Ford Fiesta ST Review. It’s Cleaner, It’s Quicker, But Is It Better?
2019 Ford Fiesta ST Ford deserve a lot of credit, here; when they bring out a new hatchback it's usually not long before an ST or even an RS version appears, and we like that. The last Fiesta ST … [Read more...]
2018 Suzuki Swift Sport Review – Cheap Thrills, But At What Cost?
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Skoda Octavia vRS 245 Review – The Hottest Octavia To Date
It's not really the done thing, stepping on a relative's toes, especially when they've been good enough to lend you an engine, and a gearbox. In this case, it's the fastest Octavia yet - the Octavia … [Read more...]
Honda Civic Type R GT Review – Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Crazier…….
We barely had time to get used to the last, 4th generation Civic Type R's slightly nutty approach to driving when the new, 5th gen model was announced. This is due to the Type R being late to the 9th … [Read more...]
Hyundai i30 N – First Drive Review
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