Toyota Verso

Long Term Report 2015 – Toyota Verso Excel 1.6 D-4D

It’s usually about this time when I can spill the beans from the Ultimate Test: the summer holiday abroad. But I must admit I’ve been unfaithful, for I have run off with another. It’s not that the alternative was more

Long Term Report – 2015 kia soul Maxx 1.6 CRDi

When I’m not behind the wheel, I, along with my better half, are quite happy walking one of the large number of long distance paths that we have here in the UK. This month actually marked the end of our

Mercedez-Benz V-class

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Mercedes-Benz V 250 d Sport Extra Long

Ignore the badges on the back, our car rolled off the production line just at the turning point where the V-Class adopted Mercedes-Benz’s latest nomenclature. So forget that you saw the ‘BlueTec’ badging, and instead replace it with a simple

Audi A4 Avant

Long Term Report – 2015 Audi A4 Avant SE Technik 2.0 TDI ultra

When my A4 recently notched up 8,500 miles, the dash started to flash a warning at me, to say that the exhaust needed to be fed some AdBlue. If I didn’t do this within the next 1,500 miles, the engine

Toyota Auris

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Toyota Auris Touring Sports Business Edition 1.6 D-4D

It doesn’t seem long since we were welcoming the second generation Auris onto the market, and that’s because it’s less than three years since the car made its pre-Christmas 2012 debut. In other world markets this medium-sized car wears a

Citroen C4

Long Term Report – 2015 Citroën C4 Cactus Feel BlueHDi 100 Airdream Pack

You may recall a television advert for a certain insurance company, in which a saccharin-coated song tells us that little things mean a lot. Terribly twee lyrics aside, that could have been written about the Citroën C4 Cactus. It’s an

Ford C-max

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Ford C-MAX Titanium X 2.0 TDCi Automatic

This year will go down in history as being one of Ford’s busiest years for product launches, with every single model range seeing a whole host of revisions. Whether it be the introduction of Euro-6 compliant engines, brand new models,

DS 4

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 DS 4 DSport BlueHDi 150

You may have seen the latest DS 4 gracing the Frankfurt motor show pages, and proudly displayed on the cover of last month’s issue and you’re probably thinking to yourself – why am I reading about the old model? Well

Peugeot 308

Long Term Report – 2015 Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi 180 Automatic

With the country’s roads full to bursting point, especially in the south of England where I live, what is usually a short journey home from work, or a dash to the nearest shopping centre, can turn into misery, especially when

Skoda Fabia

Long Term Report – 2015 Skoda Fabia SE L 1.4 TDI DSG Auto

What are your thoughts towards supermarket fuel? For as long as I’ve been driving, and for many years prior, the argument about whether fuel sold from supermarkets is of a lower quality to the branded stuff has been debated. Some

Volkswagen Golf

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Volkswagen Golf Match 1.6 TDI

While the launch of Euro-6 emissions compliant engines may seem quite rudimentary, with tweaks to ensure that the latest powerplants pass the tough new tests, in the case of Volkswagen’s latest 1.6-litre TDI engine, buyers are getting a power boost

Ford Mondeo

Long Term Report – 2015 Ford Mondeo Estate Titanium 2.0 TDCi Automatic

I must confess that I’ve been disloyal this month. As well as driving my long-term Mondeo, I’ve also been seen gadding about in Ford’s updated C-MAX. Regular readers will remember that I ran a seven-seat Grand C-MAX for a year, all

Seat Leon

Long Term Report – 2015 SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE SE Technology 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

You can meet interesting people in supermarket car parks. Popping out for a quick shop, I chanced upon another SEAT driver who had just parked his car in a nearby bay. He asked what I thought of the X-PERIENCE, and

Long Term Report – 2015 Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi 180 Automatic

While it’s always great to get a different motor, some of the new car magic was lost when our long-term 308 GT arrived, because I had written it off in my mind as being broadly the same as before. Regular

Long Term Report – 2015 Citroën C4 Cactus Feel BlueHDi 100 Airdream Pack

Love is blind. Or so they say. Falling head over heels in love with someone (or in this case, something) allows you to gloss over one or two minor irritations and consider the bigger picture. The Citroën C4 Cactus is