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Vauxhall Monaro review covering 2004 - 2006

Vauxhall Monaro review covering 2004 - 2006

Monday 28 November 2005

There are some who feel that performance cars today have become a little fey. They long for the days when a fast car had something about it, a hairy-chested vitality that let you know you were in for a wild ride. Some manufacturers have kept that spirit alive and made a tidy sideline in offering big-hearted performance cars. All too often, however, they’re not really the sort of machines that can be recommended as a used purchase. Here’s one that is. Vauxhall’s Monaro wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s a beefy coupe powered by a huge V8 engine with a proper rear wheel drive chassis and huge performance. You sit on the correct side and it won’t throw a hissy fit if asked to start on a cold morning.

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Wednesday 16 November 2005

Despite their forays into the compact executive and luxury 4x4 markets most still associate Lexus with the production of big, technologically advanced luxury saloons. When Toyota’s luxury division ann

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Volvo S40 review covering 1996 - 2004Volvo S40 review covering 1996 - 2004

Tuesday 15 November 2005

The S40/V40 range was the car that finally persuaded buyers that Volvo really could build a credible compact executive car. It wasn't a BMW 3 Series or an Audi A4 - but it wasn't far off and didn't co

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Volvo C70 Convertible review covering 1999 - 2006Volvo C70 Convertible review covering 1999 - 2006

Tuesday 15 November 2005

The Volvo C70 Convertible is a car that has virtually slipped from the popular radar. Part of the reason is that it’s been with us for so long, launched as it was way back in 1999. Even then, it was a

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Volvo C70 review covering 1997 - 2000Volvo C70 review covering 1997 - 2000

Tuesday 15 November 2005

The Volvo C70 was possibly the first Volvo since the P1800 of the sixties that didn’t look as if it was designed with rulers and setsquares. It’s elegant fusion of compound curves and taut sheet metal

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Volvo 900 Series [940/960/S90/V90] review covering 1990 - 1998Volvo 900 Series [940/960/S90/V90] review covering 1990 - 1998

Tuesday 15 November 2005

Volvo's everlasting 700 flowered into the 900-series in late 1990. The name remained until spring 1997, denoting 940 four-cylinder and 960 six-cylinder series cars. The 940 changed little in this peri

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Volvo 850 review covering 1992 - 1997Volvo 850 review covering 1992 - 1997

Tuesday 15 November 2005

Before the 850's arrival in 1992, Volvos were safe and usually uninspiring. This car changed all that. Now, the franchise had a fine-handling and attractive-looking executive contender good enough to

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Volvo 740/760 review covering 1982 - 1990Volvo 740/760 review covering 1982 - 1990

Tuesday 15 November 2005

Whatever the secret to a long life, Volvo seems to know it. The 700-series is amongst the longest-lived of recent memory, dating from 1982 and finally ending in slightly updated S/V90 forms in 1998. T

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Volvo 480 review covering 1986 - 1996Volvo 480 review covering 1986 - 1996

Tuesday 15 November 2005

If you subscribe to the view that Volvos should look as if they were designed with a setsquare and a ruler, then the 480 series, launched in 1986, must have come as a huge shock. This coupe-cum-estate

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Volvo 440/460 review covering 1989 - 1996Volvo 440/460 review covering 1989 - 1996

Tuesday 15 November 2005

This was the model that began the change in Volvo's image. When the 400 series was launched in 1989, the Swedish cars were still seen as dowdy and boring. It would be putting things too strongly to su

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