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  • June 16, 2015 - Chris Lloyd

      Off-roaders have gone from being the transport of farmers who needed something hardy to get around their land and occasionally drive into town, to being the machine of choice for families the country over. And the car leading this charge? That would be the Nissan Qashqai. The Qashqai may… Read More

  • April 20, 2015 - Chris Lloyd

      The Ford Focus is a massively common sight on British roads, as the second bestselling new car in the UK. And this success is well deserved – the Focus offers sharp handling, competitive prices, a reasonable list of standard equipment for your money and a wide array of models… 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

  • October 17, 2014 - Chris Lloyd

      The Volkswagen Passat is the German company’s rival for comfort-focused large saloons including the Volvo S60, and Honda Accord, along with the mass market Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia. The Passat also competes with upmarket machines including the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. While some large saloons aim… 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 5, 2014 - Chris Lloyd

      The Audi A4 is a premium saloon that fights against the immensely popular BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes C-Class and Volkswagen Passat, along with the sharply-styled Lexus IS. Where the BMW majors on providing an engaging driving experience and the C-Class and Lexus are more comfort-oriented than the A4 is… 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

  • 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

  • August 21, 2017 - James Ash

    There used to be a time that if you wanted the premium build of an executive car and the go anywhere ability of a 4×4, you’re options were pretty limited. Now, though, you’re swamped with choice Audi has the Q5, BMW has the X3, Mercedes has the GLC, Jaguar has… Read More

  • August 24, 2017 - James Ash

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is a premium 4×4 of the old generation. Its aims are to offer high levels of build quality, vast amounts of space as well as go anywhere ability. But the humble high-end SUV has evolved now and competition is coming from brands that are taking a… Read More

  • March 13, 2015 - Chris Lloyd

    Many car manufacturers are resorting to hybrid petrol-electric and diesel-electric technology as a way to slash the fuel consumption of their cars. One of the latest to jump on the bandwagon is Citroen with its DS5 Hybrid4. Though Toyota and sister-brand Lexus have been selling hybrids for 18 years, the… 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

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