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New car sales fell by 4.2 per cent in November, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said yesterday.

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As most cars seem to get bigger, it's good to welcome a small, but perfectly formed, newcomer

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Seat's Ibiza is now available as an estate. The new car joins the established three-door and five-door hatchback versions, and Seat says this means that the current model is available with a wider range of body styles than any previous Ibiza. Strictly speaking, this is true, although that's only because the saloon and estate versions of the second-generation car were badged as Cordobas.

Subaru unveils super-fast Cosworth Impreza

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Lucrative corporate members tempt City Car Club to buy rival WhizzGo

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Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

Price: £11,805 on the road

Engine: 1.4 litre three-cylinder turbodiesel

Transmission: five-speed manual

Top speed: 110 mph

Acceleration: 0-100km/h (62mph) in 12.9 seconds

Fuel consumption: 76.3 mpg (combined cycle)

CO2 emissions: 98g/km

Rivals: Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, Skoda Fabia Greenline, Smart Fortwo cdi

Kia's Venga breaks cover

Kia has taken the wraps of its new small Venga, the design of which was foreshadowed by the No 3 concept car displayed by the Korean company at the Geneva Salon d'Automobile in the spring.

Car Choice: A Cee'd could be a success, but a Fiesta might be finer

Susan Schiller is looking for a brand new automatic car. She is quite rightly proud to be a fit and very active 70-year-old, and likes the look of the Toyota Auris 1.6 auto and the Suzuki SX4 auto. She wonders which would be better value for money. Susan also wants to know if there is an alternative to these vehicle, as she thinks a medium sized car will do. Her budget is £14,000.

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Fiat 500 Abarth

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Chevrolet Aveo 1.2

The old Daewoo Kalos has come a long way; it's now a revamped Chevy Aveo. But don't even think about the posher 1.4 as the little 1.2 version is much more fun

Hyundai i10

Who needs flash if you've got a Classic? Hyundai's i10 has all you could want in a true supermini, including great value and superb stereo
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