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Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe Start/Stop

Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe Start/StopThe Volvo C30 is one of the company’s models that now has dramatically reduced CO2 levels of 104 g/km, so what is a combination of safety and low CO2 like to drive?

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

Vauxhall Insignia Sports TourerThe Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer looks as good as the hatchback and saloon, and the entire 2009 European Car of the Year award-winning package is a huge leap forward over the Vectra. The 2.0 CDTi emits less than 160g/km – but only just. So surely it’s already looking like this is a car to be recommended? Well, we have some news for you, so you’d better read on...

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Ford Ka

Ford KaThe new Ford Ka has a lot to live up to. The old model was great to drive, but the new one is based on a Fiat 500 – which in turn is based on a Fiat Panda - so has Ford been able to work its magic to make the new Ka drive like a modern day Ford?

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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Ford Fiesta ECOneticThe Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is officially the lowest emission five seat family car available in the UK, with just 98g/km of CO2. So does that mean it’s dreadful to drive?

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Citroen C3 Picasso

Citroen C3 Picasso

Citroen C3 PicassoCitroen has made the name Picasso a byword for practical and economical family transport in the 10 years since the first model appeared. Now there’s a third Picasso range – and it could just be their most successful yet. The C3 is the smallest, cheapest and greenest Picasso.

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Toyota iQ

Toyota iQ

Toyota iQThe iQ is an exercise by Toyota to see how much of a grown-up car they can squeeze into the smallest possible size. And we’re pleased to report they’ve achieved their goal.

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MINI Clubman Cooper D

MINI Clubman Cooper DThe MINI Clubman Cooper D surely has it all – great looks, fun to drive, excellent fuel economy, good performance, very low depreciation - and a valuable amount of added boot space over a regular MINI Hatch.

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Skoda Fabia Estate GreenLine

Skoda Fabia Estate GreenLine

No other car combines the economy, space and value for money that the Skoda Fabia Greenline Estate offers. It’s even enjoyable to drive. But could you live with a car that's more 'sensible' than 'special'?

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Ford Mondeo Econetic

Ford Mondeo Econetic

The Ford Focus Econetic has been acclaimed by Beating Spirit as an excellent green car – it’s affordable and good to drive. Presumably its big brother, the Mondeo Econetic, will receive similar praise. Or will it?

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Subaru Forester Diesel

Subaru Forester Diesel

The new Subaru Forester is now here in diesel form – and it instantly becomes the class-leader in terms of economy and emissions. Its 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 167 g/km in 2.0D X form is bettered only by its bigger brother...

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