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

Time has rocketed past, winter and spring have fled in the wake of summer, and by the time you are reading this the longest day of the year will already have passed. Where does time go? Is it my imagination,


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

This month, the Superb became the envy of any car with an ounce of sporting pedigree. Why or how you might ask? The Skoda spent the day at the famous and, dare I say it, legendary Top Gear test track

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Long Term Report 2016 – Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 TDI

Android or Apple? Until recently itís a question youíre most likely to have encountered when buying a new mobile phone. However, with the rise in availability of affordable infotainment systems and manufacturersí promoting their ëconnected carí wares, itís a choice


Long Term Report 2016 – Mini Clubman Cooper D

What do you do if tickets for a band youíre really keen to see sell out in London? Well you look for alternative venues! But in the case of this band, they had just one other date and that was


Long Term Report 2016 – Audi a4 S line 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro

When using the Audiís voice recognition system to control the navigation system, youíre required to say ìDrive me to [destination].î Does this hint at a fully autonomous future for Audi? Who knows, but itís fair to say that, in my


Long Term Report 2016 – Mitsubishi Outlander GX4 2.2 DI-D

A violent shunt is not the most auspicious way to begin a six-month test drive. Barely days from receiving the keys to this resplendent replacement to the Outlander PHEV weíd been running, Iím watching my hand being bent just a bit

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Peugeot 2008 Allure BlueHDi 100

I t’s three years since the 2008 crossover first arrived on the UK market, and since then more than 40,000 have found homes here. But time moves fast and so a facelifted edition of the car was unveiled at the

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium

As soon as a car marker has launched its latest product, it’s quickly out of date on account of newer and more technologically advanced products hitting the showrooms. To keep customer interest, regular updates are required. And that’s what Subaru

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic AMG Line

The launch of the GLS-Class is the completion of a renaming process to bring all of its cars and SUVs into a common naming policy. Aside from the long-running and legendary G-Class, all of Mercedes-Benz’s off-roaders now feature three letters

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

Today is a sad day. Our long-term V60 has been taken away and it’s dawned on me just how much I grew to like it. It’s an odd car in that there is very little to excite or interest, but

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Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

I do love it when a plan comes together. And that’s just what happened when I tested out one of the advertised features on my Renault Captur. On its website, under the Captur model, Renault claims the vehicle has ‘removable seat

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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