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UK Drive: Diesel-powered Skoda Scala makes for a great all-rounder


What is it? This is the Scala – and it’s Skoda’s interpretation of what a practical, economical and spacious hatchback should be. It’s why the Czech firm has worked to ensure that the Scala can not only live up to the value-driven ideals that provide the basis for all of the cars in its range, but also give rivals something to think about.

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First Drive: The new BMW 330d Touring – all the car you could ever need?


What is it? The BMW 3 Series Touring has come to define sporting practicality in the estate segment since it was first introduced back in the late 80s. Since then, more than 1.7 million examples of the 3 wagon have rolled off the production line, proving just how popular a more practical, more spacious version of the firm’s accomplished saloon can be.

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The 8 best luxury estates money can buy


Ah, the humble estate. The family workhorse or businessman’s office away from the office. But just because estates are normally associated with being purely practical, that doesn’t mean they can’t be classy affairs.

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AdBlue: What is it and how does it work?


For a little while now, certain manufacturers have been using AdBlue as a way of lowering exhaust emissions in diesel engines. However, few people know exactly what it is, or how it works. We’re going to investigate and see what’s what.