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Honda played a key role in creating the hugely-successful SUV sector with the popular CR-V and the latest model is something of a radical revamp, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Laurence Price's metallic blue 1968 Ford Anglia 105E had a habit of reverting to battleship grey but some of their adventures had an added sense of danger.

Motoring editor Andy Russell, who has fond memories of owning an early MG Metro, says the new MG3 supermini is another boost for the modern-day brand in terms of driving appeal, value and warranty.

Sheila Payne bought her first car, a 1954 split-screen Morris Minor, 10 years after passing her test and it had a stowaway in the back seat.

Gallery Revived GSi warms up Corsa

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vauxhall has revived the GSi badge for its Corsa supermini, 25 years after launching the original. Andy Russell says it looks the part but lacks the performance of rivals.

Mazda's given its CX-3 a mild update. Tom Wiltshire finds out what's new and whether this compact is still fun to drive.

The Sportage, now Kia's most popular UK model, marks its 25th anniversary with a facelift and fresh appeal. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out what makes it so popular.

With its peeling paintwork and clunky suspension, Ella Wilkinson's battered Mazda 3 was not a picture of health but she loved it all the more for that but had to resort to a hammer when she locked herself out!

Bernice Hartley's first car was a 1933 Austin 7, called Chug, and it certainly did after she drove into some flood water and had to be hauled out by a tractor.

Vauxhall has moved into the van-derived people-carrier market with its new Combo Life - it's not pretty but it's certainly spacious and practical, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Richard Baxter recalls the pride he felt about owning his first car, a 2000 Ford Fiesta, and the sense of freedom that it gave him.

Schools pupils visited Hammond Ford at Halesworth to find out more about vehicle emissions and the effects and associated dangers from car engines left running when stationary.

Fiat's 500X crossover has been updated - Rebecca Chaplin finds out what difference those changes have made.

Suzuki is now launching the fourth generation of its iconic, lightweight Jimny 4x4 which packs a heavyweight punch off-road. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how good it is with an early drive.

Linda Westwood had visions of running along the road like Fred Flintstone when the cassis of the Vauxhall Cresta rusted through.

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV is the UK's best-selling plug-in hybrid - Ryan Hirons drives the new, improved version of the popular, electrified SUV.

Ben Craske's first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn't a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.

Kia has raised its game with the third-generation Ceed hatchback which closes the gap on the class big guns and is boosted by generous kit, safety features and that long warranty, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Tom Wiltshire gets behind the wheel of Citroen's latest Berlingo to see if the van-based multi-purpose vehicle still has a place in today's crossover-dominated market.

Teresa Deacon recalls the feeling of independence her first car, a £100 1960 Ford Prefect, gave her.

Holden is a name associated with the motor trade in Norfolk for 90 years. Motoring editor Andy Russell chats to current CEO Tim Holden, third generation in the family motor group, about how it has become a nationally-recognised driving force.

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