Top 5: Cars of the Year 2016

So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.

The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.

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Tested: Smart fortwo prime

The noble flea

Some cars suffer from unfair and exaggerated prejudices of the buying public, I’m thinking most Alfas and all Land-Rovers. But the most misunderstood car on our market must be the small smart fortwo because it’s tiny so it’s unsafe and then a huge truck with dodgy brakes will run over you and then you will die.

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Sprint Review: Kia Soul 1.6 A/T DSL Smart

One new car, just a few hours behind the wheel.

What you need to know: Now in its second generation, the Kia Soul is a strange-looking box of a car which is actually quite versatile and good to drive. With LED’s here, more space there and fresh drive trains, gen two retains the proportions of its ancestor (2009-2014) while upping specification levels.

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The motorised misconceptions

Today’s rant is being flung in your general direction from the dizzy height of my high horse where I aim to slay many motorised misconceptions thought up by automotive ignoramuses. Feel free to validate any of these claims with your local petrol head or grease monkey.

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