• May 17, 2017 - James Ash

    For years, the ingredients for creating a baby hot hatch have followed a very simple recipe – take a supermini, drop in a more powerful engine, stiffen up the suspension and beef up the bodywork, and hey presto. But when Audi was creating the S1, it soon realised that there… Read More

  • May 15, 2017 - James Ash

      The Smart car is a pretty recoginisable little car. The ForTwo first appeared in the UK in 2000, and since then it’s become a little more rounded. This car, however, has been breathed on by tuning company Brabus. This gives it bigger wheels, a more aggressive bodykit and –… Read More

  • May 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Mention the word Peugeot and hot hatch, and it won’t be long before the numbers two, oh and five come up. Unfortunately for the French company, every baby hot hatch they’ve produced since the 80s have failed to live up to the ‘iconic’ status of its fore bearer. Yes, it… Read More

  • May 10, 2017 - James Ash

    SUVs are hot property at the moment, with each manufacturer clamouring to get one to market. This is Vauxhall’s – the Mokka X. With a wide range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from at a competitive price, the Mokka X is good choice for families. But how can… Read More

  • October 14, 2016 - Jack Evans

    The Volkswagen Passat has been, in one form or another, in production since 1973. Over 15 million cars have rolled off the production line since then. How has it been so successful? Well, it’s always been offered as a reliable, well made saloon car – at a competitive price.  … Read More

  • October 12, 2016 - Jack Evans

    This is the second-­‐generation Tiguan to hit the market. It’s been immensely popular, with only the Golf and Polo selling in higher numbers. It’s been eight years since that original Tiguan hit our shores, so a replacement has been on the cards for some time – and here it is…. Read More

  • October 11, 2016 - Jack Evans

    The Honda HRV was first launched back in 1999, with the intention of providing the looks of a sporty hatch with a usable size, as well as a raised ride height. Initially unsuccessful, it was dropped in 2005 – but now it’s back. Based on the Jazz supermini, it’s got… Read More

  • September 16, 2016 - Jack Evans

    The 4×4 pick up market has seen a quite a bit of change over recent years, with many offerings steering away from utilitarian build quality, instead becoming car like not only with the styling, but the optional extras available and driving manners.  One of the big players in the 4×4… Read More

  • September 13, 2016 - Jack Evans

    Volkswagen is one of the new kids on the block when it comes to pick up trucks. Just over six years ago, the Amarok brought something new to the party. It saw the opportunity to offer a practical and utilitarian four by four flatbed, but with the build quality we’ve… Read More

  • September 12, 2016 - Jack Evans

    For over 30 years, the Mitsubishi L200 has remained one of the most popular pick up trucks in the UK. This latest model is the fifth generation model and in a market that’s become flooded with ‘pick-ups for the road’ the L200 has really had to up its game to… Read More

  • August 31, 2016 - James Ash

    The 5 Series is the oldest nameplate still made by BMW, and this is the sixth generation, which lines up against rivals like the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s larger and more expensive than BMW’s 3 Series, but also more comfortable, better equipped and more refined, too. Driving There’s… Read More

  • August 29, 2016 - Jack Evans

    The Skoda Superb is one of the most spacious family cars on the market, and because of its fuel efficient engines and low co2 emissions its also proving popular with company car drivers. While it may not have the prestige badge of a German saloon it should still be a… Read More

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