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Yesterday, 26 December 2016

Our fantasy fleets of used cars, from £5k to £25k
We've compiled our dream garages from our favourites on the used car market, including the Land Rover Defender, Caterham Seven and Alpina B10 The beauty of buying used cars is that for the price of one shiny new one, you can bag a whole collection of rather more interesting pre-owned motors. We've picked our fantasy garages, from £5k to £25k. Fill your garage for £5k - Fiat Panda, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, Mini Cooper Convertible I think the secret at this price point is not to buy too many motors. So we’ll stick to just three and even save a bit for a rainy breakdown day. Let’s start with a small one. The Fiat Panda is a fabulous little town centre assault vehicle, but it can survive in the wild, too. It’s a utility vehicle into which you can pack a lot of stuff, and its boxy dimensions are just so. For £1000, you can pick up a 2004 Panda 1.2 Eleganza with less than 100,000 miles. Eleganzas are well equipped, with air-con and alloy wheels, and the little petrol engine should get you close to 50mpg. Make sure the cambelt has been done and double check that there’s no hint of a blown head gasket. Moving to the medium bracket, let’s get a family wagon. The thought of a people-carri

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The top 10 Autocar videos of 2016
It's been another vintage year for Autocar videos, and a top 12 months for car fans all round. Take a look at your favourite video moments of the year As 2016 comes to an end, let’s look at the videos that made the most impact on our YouTube channel. More than two and a half million people have viewed our top 10 over the past 12 months, but there’s a clear winner – and some interesting themes – among our run-down. Is your favourite Autocar video of 2016 on the list? 1 - Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S vs BMW X5 M - performance SUV drag race A clash of titans if ever there was one, our most popular video of the year was last February's performance SUV drag race between some of the punchiest SUVs on the market: the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and BMW X5 M You’ll have to watch the video to find out which car won outright, but it’s safe to say that it’s not a spectacle you’ll want to miss. More than half a million viewers agree.