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Is four-wheel drive an advantage in a normal road car? And which model comes out on top?

Car Choice: Don't sell that Land Rover... but the 4x4 runaround must go

Paul Baker is 33, his wife runs a 53 plate Skoda Octavia Estate, 1.8 Turbo 4x4 variant that returns just under 30mpg. It does around 30 miles a day in school and playgroup runs. Paul commutes about 25 miles a day in his 1972 Land Rover Lightweight which does roughly 14mpg. They need to cut their motoring costs. Paul wants a car that will do 50mpg plus. His budget is £4,000.

Car Choice: 4x4s take the rough with the smooth

Four-wheel drives don't have to be big and ugly. Why not try a smaller model that combines on-road refinement with off-road ability?

Ford Kuga 2.0

Finally, a 4x4 that might just win you over: The Ford Kuga has all the things you want in an off-roader but few of things that make many people dismiss them as gas-guzzling leviathans

Game review: Sega Rally

If you like your racing a little rougher around the edges, Sega Rally is a must-play.

Second-hand values to plunge as the economy hits the skids

Second-hand car values are set to plummet, according to motor industry analysts, with used-car prices expected to fall by an additional 8 per cent this year on top of typical depreciation.

Saab 9-3 Turbo X

The Swedish marque springs to life again with this limited- edition, metallic-black model that harks back to its pre-GM ancestors

'Jätta bra!': It's Swedish for power plus grip

With its new four-wheel drive Turbo X, Saab has overcome its road-holding problems and beaten the Germans at their own game

Tony Rolt: Racing driver and Colditz hero

Tony Rolt was arguably Britain's most promising upcoming racing driver before he joined the ranks of those whose best years were stolen by the Second World War, a conflict in which he distinguished himself by attempting to escape from Colditz in a glider.

Car Choice: From the Dales down to Provence

Only a 4x4 is tough enough for a reader who has to tackle both rough Yorkshire terrain and the autoroutes of France

The Weekend's TV: The guts and glory at the root of all Evel

Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel, BBC2; Casualty, BBC1

Munster 6 Leicester 13: White's black arts put an end to myth of Munster superiority

And to think this may not be happening next season. As Leicester broke new ground in the Heineken Cup by breaking into the old ground of Thomond Park and making off with treasures accumulated over more than a decade of uninterrupted success, the latest and most serious threat to the long-term future of this wonderful tournament invaded the mind's eye with a terrible clarity. No more of this? Really? If the French boycott of the 2007-08 competition goes ahead - and Derek McGrath, the chief executive of the administrative body, is under no illusions as to the extent of the crisis - rugby union will indeed cast the best of itself to the winds that raged around Limerick on Saturday evening.

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Given the mayhem on their reality TV show, the shock is that these rabble-rousers finish a set unscathed.

Big rise in knife crime despite tougher penalties

Levels of knife crime have soared over the past year, figures published today show, prompting claims that the Government has failed to tackle the menace of violent crime.

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