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    Unveiled: 2012 Renault Twingo restyled

    The new look suits the sportier models much better than it does the rest of the range. On the standard cars it looks like a 6yr old has applied makeup to the front as its loud compared with the sober sides & rear. On the sportier models though, beefier wheels, tinted windows & different...
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    New Honda Civic

    Uglier than the last one and far too expensive for what it is
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    What to get next?

    Budget ideally of no more than 12k for a used car, or 15k new. I do like the MiTo. Funny someone should post a pic of a blue Ibiza, scouring through the eBay ads I found this...
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    What to get next?

    No thanks, not a fan of them. At least if I get a Fiesta there will be space for people and things. The Mini is pretty impractical (not that its a major requirement of mine) and quite pricey for what you get.
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    What to get next?

    Got it in one. And that's the problem with cars of this size, its a struggle to get something reasonably priced & specced with a largish engine without it being a hot hatch. The Ibiza SC 1.2TSi is appealing as well.
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    What to get next?

    I haven't ruled out a DS3 or A1 - both are very colour specific cars though. Get em in the wrong colour and they look terrible. Something about the Polo just doesn't strike a chord with me, it just provokes no emotions at all. But i'd be stupid not to give one of them a try
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    What to get next?

    Hmmm, a 6spd box... Gotta say the gearshift in my current Fiesta is very slick. Guna have to spend a day trying these motors out!
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    What to get next?

    Not a bad shout, its on the shortlist - how's the gearchange on the Punto though? Reviews don't seem to praise it compared to the likes of the Fiesta
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    What to get next?

    Currently have a 1.6 Zetec-S (petrol) Fiesta, its 99hp and adequately pacey for the type of driving I do. Problem is, as its only a 5spd, the way the gearbox has been set up, at 70mph its revving at about 3750rpm, so its pretty horrid to drive on the motorway over long distances. Shame, as the...
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    What to get next?

    It has an outside chance. A tough ride might count against it, but then I might fall in love with other aspects of it
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    What to get next?

    I currently have a Mk5 (2008) Fiesta Zetec S Petrol. As it was the last of that shape, it came with goodies such as Bluetooth, Auto headlights/wipers and folding mirrors. I've had 2 and a half yrs reliable motoring from it and whilst the build quality is pretty suspect in places, its great fun...
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    Ford Fiesta ST - Frankfurt

    I've seen photos of it in white and it looks better than it does in red, but still no. The front is hideous, the back is too tacky and I don't particularly like the alloys. The current S1600 looks proportionately spot on - with a more aggressive front and different wheels it would have made...
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    Ford Fiesta ST - Frankfurt

    Yuk. A fish-face front, and 'Halfords' type rear. I'm on my 5th Fiesta, my 6th Ford but DO NOT WANT :(
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    Unveiled: New three-door Picanto revealed

    Good looking little car & a big improvement on the old model.
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