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2002 Morgan Aero 8 Le Mans. Image by Morgain.

Motorsport: Morgan wins entry to Le Mans - 2004 Morgan Aero 8
The Morgan Works Race Team have secured a place on the grid for the 2004 Le Mans 24 hour race. The persistent underdogs and crowd favourites will be campaigning the Aero 8 in June's race, the first time since 2002.
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2004 Honda Civic Type S. Image by Honda.

News: Type S Civic now more desirable - 2004 Honda Civic Type S
Though the Type S Civic plays second fiddle to its extrovert Type R brother, Honda have increased the specification further to increase its driver appeal.
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2004 Citroen C3 XTR. Image by Citroen.

News: Citroen C3 XTR joins the tough baby brigade - 2004 Citroen C3 XTR
Citroen's C3 XTR is the latest "urban on-roader", which basically means a toughened super-mini.
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2004 Toyota Yaris. Image by Toyota.

Snippet: Toyota Yaris special edition - 2004 Toyota Yaris
Toyota have released a special edition Yaris to boost sales. Based on the T3, the Yaris 'Blue' adds styling and equipment for a marginal increase in price. Available in 3 shades of blue with colour keyed bumpers and mirrors (and new alloys on the 1.3 version), the 'Blue' also features a blue interior. The extras add up to 900 worth of options at the slightly increased price of 8,945 for the 1.0-litre.
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2003 Mazda Ibuki concept car. Image by Mazda.

Snippet: Next Mazda MX-5 shapes up - 2005 Mazda MX-5
Mazda's next MX-5 looks set to be launched as two distinct models: a fixed head coupe (to follow the current "CC" market trend), and a roadster for the purists. Set to build on the huge success of the previous models, the new MX-5 is likely to be offered with more powerful engines which may see a shift upmarket into BMW Z4 territory. It's due on sale in late 2005.
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2004 Renault Megane Sport 225. Image by Renault.

Snippet: Hot Megane hits town - 2004 Renault Megane Sport 225
The new RenaultSport Megane goes on sale in priced at 19,500 and 20k for the 3 and 5 door derivatives respectively. Aimed at the market sector that was led by the Focus RS, the new Megane boasts 225 bhp and 300 Nm of torque (both slightly up on the RS). Claimed performance of 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and a maximum of 147 mph are bang on the money for the class. The Megane complements the Cliosport variants in RenaultSport's line-up.
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2004 Ford Bronco concept. Image by Ford.

Snippet: Ford reveals dual clutch transmission - 2004 Ford Bronco concept
Ford subtly previewed its new dual clutch gearbox at the Detroit show. Hidden away in the Bronco concept, the transmission went largely unnoticed. Similar to VW's DSG set-up, the new system is pencilled in for launch in 2006. Expect to see it on the next generation Focus.
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2003 Nissan Micra. Image by Shane O' Donoghue.

Review: Nissan Micra 1.4-litre SVE review - 2003 Nissan Micra (1.4 SVE 5-door manual)
Before we took delivery of the chic little Nissan Micra, we noted that the on-board computer has an anniversary function, which allows the owner to program in their birthday and have the car wish them well on the day. This is not ground-breaking technology, but something to help the Micra stand out in the crowd of screaming toddlers that is the small car market. I did not expect to have to set the reminder for the final day of the loan, but that day actually did come all too quickly.
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WR1. Image by Subaru.

Snippet: Scooby dooby doooo - 2004 Subaru Impreza STi WR1
Subaru's new WR1 went on sale this week for 29,995, intensifying the battle between the Impreza and Mitsubishi's Lancer. This 316 bhp version sees the 0-60 time dropped to 4.3 seconds, matching the FQ330 Evo 8. Only 500 WR1s will be made, although Subaru has not ruled out a production version of the engine. If you miss out, then the JDM type-C is very similar in specification and was the donor for the adjustable centre differential.
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Column: Your Travelling Salesman - 25 March 2004 -
Your Travelling Salesman shakes his Tic Tacs at the 56 mph lorry drivers' club.
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