Car Reviews
Audi A1 review – premium badge carries a price

Audi A1 review – premium badge carries a price

Once upon a time the big three German car brands were famous for massive, luxurious saloons and estates, and not much more. But like everyone, they’ve had to diversify over the last couple of decades, launching an endless fleet of SUV as well as more compact, city-friendly motors. This A1 is the second generation of […]

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2019 Vauxhall Astra review

2019 Vauxhall Astra review

This year marks 40 years of the Vauxhall Astra. The British-built mid-sized hatch has become a bit of an institution over the decades, with a quarter of all UK motorists estimated to have owned or driven one. We’re now on the seventh generation and while an all-new Astra using a platform from new owners PSA […]

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Mazda CX-30 review – crossover fighting to find its place

Mazda CX-30 review – crossover fighting to find its place

It’s been designed to sit between the still smart-looking, excellent but ageing CX-3, and the also excellent, but slightly newer CX-5; so naturally you would expect Mazda to badge its latest crossover CX-4. Right? Wrong! It’s actually the CX-30. Confused? Well there is a rather straightforward explanation. A Mazda CX-4 already exists. Unveiled at the […]

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Citroen C5 Aircross review – SUV gives it the soft sell

Citroen C5 Aircross review – SUV gives it the soft sell

It’s very easy to complain that today’s roads are clogged up with nothing but cookie-cutter SUVs that all look the same, drive the same and have the same equipment. Certainly, the C-segment SUV market is overflowing with cars badged differently but sharing lots of the same bits, and producing largely the same results. However, recent […]

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2019 Mitsubishi L200 review

2019 Mitsubishi L200 review

It’s been 40 years since Mitsubishi launched the L200 light pick-up on the world. Since then, it’s sold nearly five million examples and has been a massive success in the UK. This country accounts for nearly half of all L200 sales in Europe and the previous Series 5 accounted for a third of pick-up sales […]

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Ford Fiesta ST review – hot hatch harnesses the power of three

Ford Fiesta ST review – hot hatch harnesses the power of three

As a native Scot and petrolhead, I confess to a little shame at having never completed the famous North Coast 500 before. So when I was sent the new Ford Fiesta ST to test it seemed like the ideal time to venture north – a self-declared driver’s car on some of the most acclaimed roads […]

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Nissan Qashqai review – leader of the pack has catching up to do

Nissan Qashqai review – leader of the pack has catching up to do

Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that crossovers and SUVs are the current golden child in the automotive world. Plenty of brands claim to have invented the concept but regardless of who came up with the first one, it was Nissan that kicked started the SUV revolution in earnest with the Qashqai. Quite […]

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Navara on the rocks – Exploring Iceland in Nissan’s latest pick-up

Navara on the rocks – Exploring Iceland in Nissan’s latest pick-up

We take to the land of volcanoes, fjords and the midnight sun to see how the updated Navara measures up

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Ford Focus Vignale review – the luxury of choice

Ford Focus Vignale review – the luxury of choice

Ford’s new Focus is an accomplished car – at least at the upper trim levels – but does the high-end Vignale model justify the hefty price tag? When Vignale was launched to capitalise on a growing trend for buyers to opt for highly specified models, it was initially billed as a stand-alone sub-brand and only […]

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Used Ford Kuga buyer’s guide: reviews, trim levels, reliability and how much you should pay

Used Ford Kuga buyer’s guide: reviews, trim levels, reliability and how much you should pay

When the crossover and soft-roader market exploded in the late noughties, major player Ford couldn’t afford to be left behind and the Kuga small SUV was born. The model has proved popular across Europe and Ford has announced an all-new, third generation Kuga this year, the first of its now extensive European SUV line-up to […]

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