Long Term Report 2018 – Renault Scenic Dynamique S dCi 130

Report 8 It only seems like a few weeks since Christmas, but the half term holidays from school are already here. Normally the wet and cold weather would stop play, but with my wife turning 40 and a good friend

Long Term Report 2018 – MINI Countryman Cooper D

Final report Wow, that came round quickly I thought, when I received the email from MINI headquarters arranging the pick-up of this Countryman Cooper D. Why? Well, this MINI had fitted in so well with the Collinsí family life, that

Long Term Report 2018 – Skoda Octavia Estate Laurin & Klement 2.0 TDI

Report 9 Our Octavia continues to have a relatively easy life, with the mileage increasing at the rate of 1,500 or so per month. The only annoyances in that time have been the same ones that struck our previous Octavia;

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Leon ST SE Dynamic Technology 1.6 TDI DSG

Report 8 A round of applause please. My first, and so far only New Yearís resolution is complete. Over the Christmas break, whilst back in my Welsh homeland, I booked the Leon into North Wales SEAT to get the frustrating fuel

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroën C3 Flair BlueHDi 100

The Christmas period coincides with quieter times in the motoring world, which means fewer miles have been covered. However, the wonderful MyCitroÎn app reports that Iíve completed 59 journeys over the last four weeks, so pretty much two runs every

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

Report 4 No-one could ever describe the Kuga Vignale as poorly equipped, as it comes with a list of standard equipment as long as your arm. Items like a navigation system, upgraded Sony speakers, a reversing camera, an automated parking

Long Term Report 2018 – Audi A5 Sportback S line 2.0 TDI ultra S tronic

Report 4 Height is increasingly king on today’s roads, with so many SUV-crossovers bulking out the traffic. They’re roomy, versatile and family-friendly, but even their fans ñ and I’m one ñ have to admit that their chunky style is more

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

Report 5 At risk of sounding like a bit of a weirdo, I quite like washing cars. Iím not one of those that needs to wash it every few days, and I certainly donít like wielding a sponge when the

Long Term Report 2018 – Mitsubishi ASX 4 1.6 DI-D 4WD

Final Report Of the set questions your job must answer, car testers are hugely familiar with this one: ìAh, so if a maker lends you some wheels, I guess you have to write nice things about it?î The answer, of

Long Term Report 2018 – MINI Countryman Cooper D

Report 5 Snow is thankfully a rare sight in the UK, but after a four-year absence down south, the white stuff made an unwelcome entrance at the start of the end of the year. Snow is a stern test for

Long Term Report 2018 – Peugeot 3008 Allure BlueHDi 120

Report 9 Let’s talk about the 3008ís steering wheel. Enough time has passed to give suitably subjective opinion on the most important item in the cabin. Iíve seen larger wheels on fairground dodgem cars. And yet every other car I

Long Term Report 2018 – Renault Scenic Dynamique S dCi 130

Report 7 On Christmas Eve we made the journey to collect Rosie, the latest addition to the Wright household. We werenít exactly sure how an excitable eight-week-old Labradoodle puppy would fare during the 50-mile trip home in the Scenic, but

Long Term Report 2018 – Kia Stonic First Edition 1.6 CRDi

First Report The recipe for the compact crossover is relatively simple: take a regular supermini, give it the look of a small SUV, add a strange name, and, hey presto, the latest version of the hottest thing since sliced bread

Long Term Report 2018 – MINI Countryman Cooper D

Report 4 It’s been another busy month of Countryman ownership, with around 800 miles added to the biggest MINI yet. One of the highlights and longest trips this month was a visit to Manchester with my wife. Katherine mainly drives

60 second On Test Report 2018 – Skoda Kodiaq Scout 2.0 TDI 4×4

Even with a limited model range available, Skodaís large SUV, the Kodiaq, has made a significant impact on the new car sales market. Last year, it sold 6,664 examples, outselling the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, as well as