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Long Term Report 2018 – Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

First Report Out of the 12 cars that we run as part of the ëOur Carsí fleet, four of them are SUVs, including this, the latest arrival to the office car park. And thatís hardly surprising, considering how these Sports

Long Term Report 2018 – DS 7 Crossback Performance Line BlueHDi 180

Report 2 If there’s one thing that marks a premium car out from the mainstream, itís the interior. Motoring scribes can prattle on about handling and ride comfort all they want, but itís the cabin that sorts the luxurious wheat

Long Term Report 2018 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

First Report This discreet estate car might be the best car to slip under the radar. That certainly sums up my feelings after a month behind the wheel of the facelifted Mazda6 Tourer. Not only do first impressions suggest it

Peugeot 5008 GT BlueHDi 180

Report 7 I stuck my head around the door of a Peugeot dealer this month to see how things are. Despite all the hoo-ha around diesel, he told me the dealership was still recording around half and half in the diesel-petrol

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

Report 7 An unintentionally quiet month has allowed me to geek out over a long-awaited Apple CarPlay feature. Hell has finally frozen over, as Apple recently added Google Maps to its list of compatible third party apps. Almost half the

Long Term Report 2018 – Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 TDCi awd Automatic

Final Report Parting is such sweet sorrow, as Juliet said to Romeo in Shakespeare’s play about star-crossed lovers. It’s an apt adieu for our departing long-termer, the Ford Kuga Vignale. I’m really sorry to see it go. It has been

Long Term Report 2018 – DS 7 Crossback Performance Line BlueHDi 180

Report 1 It’s not often that I get genuinely intrigued by a new car. Excited, certainly, and sometimes even curious, but real intrigue is becoming something of a rarity in the modern car market. Thatís not because manufacturers arenít doing

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

Report 5 I think you can tell a lot about a car by the reaction of passerís by, and judging by the reception the Stinger gets in a supermarket car park, or when travelling along our local high street, I think

Long Term Report 2018 – Dacia Logan Stepway Lauréate dCi 90

Report 3 It’s been a busy summer full of photoshoots, weekends away and shifting stuff, so the Dacia hasnít stayed still for long. Itís a car that I liked from the outset with its keen pricing, generous equipment levels and

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Ibiza FR 1.6 TDI

Report 5 The SEAT Ibiza looks good in its fancy FR trim, doesnít it? In fact, itís arguably better looking than the Volkswagen Polo, more glamorous than the Skoda Fabia and sharper than the Audi A1. It certainly talks a

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

Report 5 It’s 3am, pitch black, and the air has an icy bite to it. Iím driving to a far-away airport via empty motorways, the Civic diesel my partner in crime. No, Iím not a fugitive from justice ó although

Long Term Report 2018 – Dacia Logan Stepway Lauréate dCi 90

Report 2 Since our Dacia joined the fleet, I’ve made a couple of interesting discoveries, neither of which is a surprise. The first is that despite the brand’s success in the UK, it has a similar image that Skoda and

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

Final Report As I write, it’s a year to the day since the Mazda CX-5 arrived in my custody, but the time has come to say goodbye. Over the past 12 months, the red SUV has become part of

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

Report 13 Life as a motoring writer means that other cars come and go all the time, but the Kuga has been a familiar occupant of our driveway for some months now. The time is looming for its departure, and

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

Final Report There’s no doubt about it, after more than half-a-year on the fleet, the Skoda Kodiaq has proved itself as one of the very best family cars on sale. Not only is it large and flexible enough to compete