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If your name is Gary or Deborah chances are you live in a house, drive a Citroen Picasso and are in the 45 to 54 age group

Motoring: Road Test: Smart, as in funky but chic

Swatch and Mercedes linked up to build a revolutionary mini-car. Swatch pulled out, but Mercedes finished the job.

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Motoring: The city slicker comes a cropper

The Ford Ka did not live up to launch expectations, but second hand it's got a lot to offer.

Motoring: By fits and Smarts

The verdict: Michael Booth feels that the Smart car may have missed its ideal market. But are our readers laughing at it or with it?

Smart Moves: Take advantage of your many personalities

Most self-respecting, career-minded people will have at least one self-help title on their bookshelves and maybe another, in the form of an audio-book, in their car.

Motoring: Arosa by any other name

The verdict: Our readers test-drive the VW Lupo - essentially a Seat Arosa with a cheeky smile.

Budget 1999: Case Study: The Lone Parent - Little change, but I'm not unhappy with my new lot

Sylvia Hayhoe, 45, from Carlisle. She works part-time as an administrative assistant and takes home pounds 723 a month. She receives pounds 15 a week in maintenance from her ex-husband and pounds 10 a week in family credit, plus pounds 17.10 in child benefit and lone parent benefit. She has a son, Simon, aged 15.

Motoring: Road Test - When size really counts

The Mercedes-Benz Smart is the ultimate city car. So why aren't we buying it?

Poetic Licence: Bob's Smart Car

A leading transport expert, Professor Chris Wright, says that microprocessor devices installed in cars of the future may also act as policemen by keeping records of bad driving, fining us or, in extreme cases, even arresting us by locking us in our cars.

Motoring: Why Tom, Dick and Harry fill me with off-road rage

LASER TARGETING is one of the marketing industry's latest buzz phrases. With car companies, however, these lasers have about as much accuracy as a blunderbuss fired by a man wearing a blindfold.

Think small for the best of the People's Motor Show

More modest cars have a high profile at Birmingham. By James Ruppert

Motoring: The City car to be seen in

For a small car, the VW Lupo is stylish, spacious, practical - and even betrays a sense of humour

Motorcycling: Smart's joint challenge of cash and competitiveness

Ignoring the easy option in a divided sport, a young British motorcycli st with a famous family is struggling to develop his undoubted talent

'Clairvoyant' terrier makes a dog's breakfast of psychic powers test

FOR PET owners who think Rover knows when they will return or their mystic moggie can sense their movements, there is bad news: scientific experiments have concluded that pets are not psychic.
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