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  • 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

  • August 22, 2017 - James Ash

    The supermini market is one of the most competitive segments in the UK and is flooded with all manner of small runabouts from premium offerings like the Audi A1, through to the quirky, like the Fiat 500 and BMW MINI. But if it’s capable and affordable you’re after, then you… 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 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Ever since Nissan launched the Qashqai crossover in the late naughties, rival manufacturers have been playing a bit of catch up, in a bid to try and topple its popularity.  Now, the crossover market has become one of the most competitive in the UK, it seems buyers Now, the crossover… Read More

  • August 17, 2017 - James Ash

    It’s been around 20 years since Ford last officially sold a large SUV, that was the Explorer, and while it was spacious and comfortable, it carried with it some typical American traits, the biggest being poor fuel economy. During that absence the demands set by 4×4 owners have grown, not… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    There was a time when the only draw for buying a car from South Korea was a cheap sticker price. Build quality, driving manners and even safety were all afterthoughts. But over time, manufacturers like Kia and Hyundai have evolved into brands that are starting to trouble more established European… Read More

  • August 14, 2017 - James Ash

    For over 35 years the Mitsubishi Shogun has gathering something of a cult following. Once upon a time it was considered THE go to 4×4 for anyone with an active lifestyle, capable of towing heavy loads, as well as heading further off road than many of its rivals, and without… 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

  • 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

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