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Long Term Report 2016 – Kia Sorento KX-3 2.2 CRDi

Have you ever had what seems like a great idea, only for it to backfire spectacularly when you put it into action? That’s what happened to me when I decided it would be a good plan to pitch our long-term

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Nissan NP300 Navara Tekna 2.3 dCi

Last month’s Diesel Car Top 50 identified just one pickup in the final fifty, and that was the brand new Nissan NP300 Navara. What is impressive is that its road manners have been polished so that it can stand proud


Long Term Report 2016 – Honda HR-V EX 1.6 i-DTEC

We have new arrivals in the household. They are a pair of beautiful tabby kittens, just over three months old. They came from another family who were their besotted first owners, but who were devastated when the husband turned out

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Long Term Report 2016 – Mini Clubman Cooper D

I ended my first Clubman report with news that our long-term MINI had been vandalised outside my house, and after an uncomfortable call to MINI and their insurance company, arrangements were then made to get my car back to them for

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Jaguar XF Prestige 2.0 diesel

If you read the Diesel Car Top 50 in last monthís issue, youíll remember that the Jaguar XF did rather well, grabbing second place and winning the prize of best executive car. Until now, weíve only been able to test

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Long Term Report 2016 – Ford S-MAX Titanium Sport 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift

No-one ever chooses a seven-seat MPV for the way that it looks, instead focussing on the vehicle’s practicality and the ability to swallow people and cargo in vast quantities. But what if car stylists woke up to the fact that

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Long Term Report 2016 – Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 TDI

Yes, this is the ‘new’ SEAT Ibiza. No your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Despite the many revisions lurking under its skin, SEAT bosses decided not to mess with the car’s looks. The Ibiza is a bold shape, and I reckon

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Long Term Report 2016 – Skoda Superb Estate Laurin & Klement 2.0 TDI

It’s a real shame the honest folk amongst us have to share this world with those that are not quite so keen on doing the right thing. Luckily I’m fortunate enough to live amongst the former for the most part;

60 second On Test Report 2016 – Mercedes-Benz C 250 d AMG Line Coupé

With a line-up that is as wide and sprawling as Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, it is inevitable that it will take time to replace all versions in the range, especially if you’re going to get maximum exposure as each variant is revealed.

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Long Term Report 2016 – Audi A4 S line 3.0 V6 TDI quattro Automatic

To borrow a phrase used by my wife, the Audi A4 isn’t a ‘get in and go’ car. Audi calls its digital instrument cluster a ‘virtual cockpit’, but ‘actual cockpit’ would be more appropriate for the A4’s cabin. Only a


Long Term Report 2016 – MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV 2.0 MIVEC GX4h

There’s nothing like a charge of positive energy. Mine often comes from driving the Outlander. Amid all those shouty Range Rovers that clog the Cotswolds, this 4×4 brings noise-neutral calm wherever it whispers. However, this month’s news comes less from

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Long Term Report 2016 – Volvo V60 Cross Country D3 Lux Nav automatic

Volvo drivers tend to get a lot of respect on the road. There’s a stereotype that suggests each and every person behind the wheel of a Swedish car is a thoroughly nice chap. I can only assume that the niceness

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Long Term Report 2016 – Audi Q3 S line 2.0 TDI quattro Automatic

The Q3 is Audiís entry into the big selling crossover sector, sharing a platform with the A3 hatchback, but with a body that appears to be rougher and tougher, offering extra space in its relatively modest footprint. While my wife

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Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

Why oh why do people insist on buying cars that are simply far too big for them to drive? The reason I mention it is because I live pretty close to a primary school, and anytime between 8.15am and 9.15am,

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Long Term Report 2016 – Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS SZ5 Urban Allgrip

Donít panic, the Vitara hasnít grown to a Godzilla-esque size, Suzukiís SC100 ëWhizzkidí really is small. To mark the Vitaraís impending return to Suzuki, it seemed appropriate to visit the makerís history and contemplate the progress made in the intervening