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3.2 million people are working so hard that they risked mental or physical breakdown, study finds

iDrive: Volkswagen Eos

‘I’m worried the VW Eos is destined to die of neglect’

Porsche merger with VW stalled by more inquiries

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Peter Cade wants a large diesel estate car. His recent experience has been with Vauxhall Vectra 2.0s. He's had two from new, but once the three year warranty period has expired he has experienced serious electrical failures. He wants a replacement vehicle that would cost a similar amount to a brand new Vauxhall.

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI

VW's new small saloon is just a cynical attempt to make as much profit as possible. But it won't work in Europe

Seat Exeo 2.0 TDI Multitronic

Top speed: 129 mph

Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds

Fuel consumption: 48.7 mpg

CO2 emissions: 153g/km

Price: Exeo range starts at £19,170, Multitronic models will cost from about £23,000.

Rivals: Audi A4 Avant, Skoda Superb estate, Vauxhall Insignia estate

Seat has introduced a worthwhile new option for its Exeo saloons and estates - an automatic gearbox.

Three teenagers killed in car crash

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Volkswagen Touareg Altitude 4.2-litre V8 TDI

It may not look much different from its predecessor but this 4x4 has lost 200kg for a start

Seat Alhambra TSI

Seat Altea 2.0 TDI CR 140PS

Price: TBA
Top Speed: 124 mph
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 9.7 seconds
Fuel consumption: 51.4 mpg
C02 emissions: 144 g/km

Skoda rated best car maker in major survey

Skoda is the best motor company, according to 30,000 What Car? magazine readers.

Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI DSG

Size really doesn't matter for the car that shrank its engine <u>and</u> boosted performance

Volkswagen Passat

New model has revamped engine and slick electronics

Woman wins payout over bogus 'Bentley'

A classic car enthusiast has won £94,000 in damages after paying £430,000 for a vintage Bentley, unaware that only one small part of the car was genuine.

Seat Ibiza ST 1.6 TDI CR





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.

Volkswagen Eos gets new sharper looks

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