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Opinion - Page 65

 
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    You'd think owning a million pound, 1001bhp hypercar would be enough to set yourself aside and make your presence felt. It's not like you'd expect to find a line, or even one for that matter, parked up outside your local branch of Tesco.

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    Regularly trumpeted as the most respected leader in automotive, he’s also the nearest the industry has to a full blown celebrity. At the recent Frankfurt show, during a walkabout, he was constantly approached by people asking for his autograph.

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    After carting her about in it for a bit she realised herself that the company and its products are completley different from the point and laugh affairs she used to see 10 years ago. (She didn't actually say: "Skoda's and its products are completley different from the point and laugh affairs I used to see 10 years ago," it was more like, "Actually, it's pretty cool.")

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    I've always been dubious of manufacturers' figures for fuel consumption. While I can see they have a use as a direct comparison between cars, they do seem to be a little on the generous side.

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    I recently drove a Fiat for the first time in my life. Despite always liking the look of the little Italian cars, I had a pretty poor impression of the brand. When I was growing up we used to call them “fall apart Fiats”.

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    As with all the motor shows AM covers, the business of interviewing carmaker’s executives meant the time allowed for checking out the products was limited. But a few still stood out.

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    Our whole experience in choosing a Mazda5 has been painless. Peterborough’s Mazda dealer, Donalds, loaned us a demonstrator for an hour on a weekend so the whole family could try it for size. Even though we’ve not bought the car from Donalds, we’ll be regular aftersales customers given the 25,000 annual mileage the car will cover.

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    Sat in the passenger seat of a friend's Eunos Roadster en route to petrolhead Mecca the Nürburgring last Friday I knew I was in for a good weekend, but I wasn't prepared for the full extent of the damage.

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    It's times like this where I miss being back home in Cardiff. After weeks of rain my car's covered in a fairly substantial layer of filth, not to mention mud from a nearby building and site paw prints from whichever one of the neighbours' cats likes to curl up on the bonnet. It's in quite a state and, if I was back home a nice sunny bank holiday weekend would make an ideal opportunity to whip it into my parents' garage for a clean up and niggle-fixing session.

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    If anyone reading this is thinking on going on a team day out then I would recommend going rafting. It made the whole team pull together to get through some of the bigger rapids, although there was the occasional casualty (see gallery).