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Long Term Report 2018 – Citroën C3 Aircross Flair BlueHDi 120

Final Report With two custodians and more than 20,000 miles covered in just nine months, itís time to wave goodbye to CitroÎnís baby SUV. During that time, the C3 Aircross got a hike in equipment and a replacement engine, rendering

Long Term Report 2018 – Audi Q5 S line 2.0 TDI quattro

Report 6 I see it when I approach the driverís door, and itís always staring back at me from the steering wheel. Audiís familiar S line branding is hard to miss on the Q5; itís a constant reminder that Iím driving

Long Term Report 2018 – Peugeot 5008 GT BlueHDi 180

Report 7 This month I found a stalk tucked behind the steering wheel and covered in cobwebs. Aha, I said, this must activate those things they apparently call the headlights. I donít, as they say, get out much these days.

Long Term Report 2018 – Kia Stinger GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi

Report 4 With school places being ever tighter, when it was time for my nephew to move up to senior school, it meant a five-mile journey to school, to the next town. Public transport isnít really an option, and so

Long Term Report 2018 – Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SR

Report 4 It’s that time of year when the morning commute coincides with orange sunrises as we slip towards the winter months. As pretty as they may be, the shallow glare of the sun can actually be quite a dangerous

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Ibiza FR 1.6 TDI

First Report Well, this should be interesting. SEAT has been to collect the Arona and left a platform-sharing Ibiza in its place. Gone is the crossover, replaced by what is arguably a less fashionable supermini. I say ëless fashionableí, but

Long Term Report 2018 – Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport Nav

Report 13 The time to say goodbye to our CX-5 is fast approaching, and the 12 months weíve spent together have been largely trouble-free. So far the only catch has been a worryingly large number of stone chips ñ an

Long Term Report 2018 – Skoda Kodiaq SE L 2.0 TDI 4×4 DSG 7-seat

Report 7 Since the punctured tyre was replaced last month, the Kodiaqís impressive on-road handling has been restored. It might not be a car that goads you to drive quickly ñ itís a bit big for that ñ but thereís

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroën C3 Aircross Flair BlueHDi 120

Report 7 When our editor called to say it was my turn for some ëFlairí, in the form of our long-term C3 Aircross, I may have struggled to sound jubilant. My past experience of CitroÎn audio systems has led me

Long Term Report 2018 – Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Lauréate dCi 90

First Report This is nothing short of bonkers. I’ve just taken delivery of a new spacious estate car that costs £13,695 without extras, or £14,580 as tested. It’s got acres of space and everything you’d expect a modern (albeit budget)

Long Term Report 2018 – Audi Q5 S line 2.0 TDI quattro

Report 2 Anyone who uses Apple products will be aware of the companyís ìit just worksî philosophy. Its various products require a modest learning curve and itís rare to spend time fiddling and fettling to keep the phones, tablets and

Long Term Report 2018 – Kia Stinger GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi

Report 3 Earlier this month, I was on a judging panel for the Professional Driver awards, which saw more than 100 participants driving a selection of new cars aimed at the chauffeur and taxi world. Around 60 of the latest

Long Term Report 2018 – Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift

Report 12 Another busy old month for the capable Kuga. We have been to some interesting places together, including an eager night-time foray with the hope of seeing the supposedly memorable lunar eclipse. It should have involved a huge red-glowing

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Arona SE Technology 1.6 TDI

Final report It only seems like yesterday I was writing a farewell piece for the Kia Stonic, but here I am, three months later, waving goodbye to the SEAT Arona. Itís been a fleeting visit ñ I inherited the car

Long Term Report 2018 – Peugeot 5008 GT BlueHDi 180

Report 5 Those versed with Greek mythology will understand why Iím feeling like Sisyphus. Condemned by Hades (or in my case, fatherhood) to push a large boulder up a hill, let it roll down and start all over again, my