Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Lauréate dCi 90

Final Report When our Dacia Logan MCV Stepway was delivered back in July, it was meant to be with us for just a few weeks while our new Duster was built. Those few weeks stretched to more than four months,

Long Term Report 2019 – SEAT Ibiza FR 1.6 TDI

Report 3 From memory, the SEAT Ibiza is my first Diesel Car long-termer not to feature either parking sensors or a reversing camera. You kind of grow accustomed to the obligatory beep as you select reverse gear, before completing the

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

Report 8 Some things in life are unavoidableÖ Be it going to the dentist, taking the bins out, or visiting the in-laws ñ they all just have to be done. On the automotive front, that means getting your car serviced,

Long Term Report 2018 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

Report 2 As you’ll have noticed on the roads, and read in these pages, SUVs are leaving dealer forecourts in their droves, so it feels refreshing, and dare I say it, somewhat cool to be driving a sleek estate car.

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroën C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100

First report Citroen’s new generation C4 Cactus feels very much like an old friend, and has right from the first moment behind the wheel of our newly-arrived emerald metallic long-termer. That’s partly because I first drove it in prototype form

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