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Aston Martin celebrates 100 years

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Joanna Williams covers around 2,000 miles a year on mainly short local journeys, sometimes with her lurcher dog in tow, but the car should not be sluggish. She has £10,000 to spend.

Mushy ride: the new Fiat Punto

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