• December 14, 2017 - James Ash

    The Euro emissions standard was introduced 25 years ago and was created to curb vehicle emissions throughout Europe. In the UK, this meant that from 1992 onwards cars would have a catalytic converter fitted. From then – Euro 1– to now, we have passed through various stages to cut emissions… Read More

  • October 16, 2017 - James Ash

    Electric cars are on the rise. Now, more and more motorists are starting to consider making the switch to an electrically powered vehicle. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of electric cars sold in the UK eligible for government grants multiplied by four, signifying a major increase in demand. Depending… Read More

  • January 20, 2017 - Laura Thomson

    Last week we helped you with choosing the right Outlander, and now we’ve stepped it down a notch, with a buyer’s guide on its smaller sibling, the ASX. ASX stands for Active Sports Crossover, and that’s exactly what it is. A sporty, stylish and above all practical car, the ASX… Read More

  • January 8, 2017 - Darren Cassey

    The Suzuki Ignis first entered the market all the way back in 2000 and was produced up until 2008. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has brought the name back for a small city car with 4×4 looks. It comes with an all-new platform and a funky design that features nods to… Read More

  • January 6, 2017 - Darren Cassey

    Buying a new car can be a difficult process. There are so many options out there that it can all become a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The most important thing to do is to narrow down your search – there’s no point fawning over… Read More

  • December 23, 2016 - Darren Cassey

    When you’re buying a car for a student, trying to find a trade-off between affordability and safety can be tricky. However, they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For those who can afford it, a new car is a great idea because it’ll typically be more reliable and come with… Read More

  • December 2, 2016 - Darren Cassey

    The Ioniq is Hyundai’s attempt to draw buyers out of conventionally powered cars and into its range of alternative powertrains – you can’t buy one without some kind of electrification. Currently, there’s a hybrid and full electric option, with a plug-in hybrid joining the range next year. It’s a smart-looking… Read More

  • November 25, 2016 - Darren Cassey

    The supermini segment comes in all shapes and sizes and typically manufacturers offer quirky styling and extensive personalisation options for these cars. However, the Polo avoids much of this. It could be considered the sensible, grown-up option in this sector of the market, then. It’s for buyers who don’t want… Read More

  • November 25, 2016 - Darren Cassey

    The new Volkswagen Up now comes with an extensive personalisation programme that gives customers a dizzying 63,180 possible colour combinations. There are 13 base exterior colours to choose from, of which seven are totally new to the Up range. Two premium paint options are available in Habanero Orange and Savanna… Read More

  • November 18, 2016 - Darren Cassey

    The Mazda 3 has always been something of an outside choice in the hatchback market, with the Skoda Octavia, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf somewhat stealing the limelight However, with interesting styling and a high-quality interior, the 3 would make a decent alternative to the more established names. With the… Read More

  • November 4, 2016 - Laura Thomson

    It’s the car that epitomises America. Powerful, fast and with the looks to boot, the Ford Mustang has been an iconic model since the very first concept was showcased back in 1962. Two years and another concept later, the Mustang rolled off Ford’s production line, and soon became the carmaker’s… Read More

  • October 28, 2016 - Jack Evans

    The used car market can be a minefield. No matter how much research you do, it’s difficult to know whether the specific car you’re looking at will be reliable. Fortunately, American magazine Consumer Reports can take away some of that worry. Each year it updates its ‘used cars to avoid’… Read More

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