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

I was thinking the other day that its almost been a year since my old Skoda Fabia long termer arrived. Almost 365 days with the brand and two extremes in what the Skoda brand offers ñ the smallest diesel that Skoda


Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

Itís a fact ñ Iím a lists person and without that neatly, organised structure, my life would plummet into an uncontrollable spiral of disorganised chaos. Well, maybe it wouldnít be quite that dramatic, but I do rely heavily on ëto


Long Term Report 2016 – Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 TDI

No news is good news in my book. With that, donít expect too much in the way of gushing praise for the Ibiza FR. If that sounds harsh, itís not meant to be. In reality, my expectations were modest upon


Long Term Report 2016 – Audi A4 S line 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro

I knew I had spent a crazy amount of time behind the wheel this month (I have the fuel receipts to prove it), but to discover I had driven close to 2,500 miles came as a bit of a shock. The


Long Term Report 2016 – Ford S-MAX Titanium Sport 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift

If you havenít noticed, it has got a little bit warm of late. And because weíre British, we will be whinging because itís too hot, in the same way that youíll hear grumbles if the sun isnít shining brightly. The


Long Term Report 2016 – DS 5 Prestige BlueHDi 180

The split from CitroÎn for its upmarket DS Automobiles brand has been discussed many times within these pages, and now all three of the car makerís model lines ñ the DS 3, DS 4 and DS 5 ñ have been

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

The music stopped and I was left holding the keys to the Diesel Car Honda HR-V, taking over from previous custodian Sue Baker. Itís a pretty good prize to claim, although Iím still getting used to its relatively diminutive proportions


Long Term Report 2016 – Kia Optima 3 1.7 CRDi

Size matters, or so the saying goes. It is certainly true of cars. With clever packaging, some canny motor manufacturers manage to squeeze a quart of room into a pint-sized car, but there is really no substitute for generously sized

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE Sport 1.4 TDI

With so many new models launched, itís easy for upgraded editions to slip under the radar, and thatís been the case for this uprated version of the latest Skoda Rapid Spaceback. The revised range of engines have been on sale


60 second On Test Report 2016 – Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet II Limited 2WD

The baby of the Jeep range, the Renegade, has been a bit of a success story for the American marque. It has attracted a range of buyers that wouldnít otherwise have stepped inside a Jeep showroom, on account of the


60 second On Test Report 2016 – Audi SQ5 Plus 3.0 BiTDI Quattro

While on some models, the inclusion of ëplusí to its model names means an extra item of equipment or two, on the newest addition to the Audi Q5 range, it means a power and torque boost, too. In standard SQ5

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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 d AMG Line Shooting Brake

While Mercedes-Benz has been busy launching a raft of new models, the facelift of the CLA-Class has almost slipped by unnoticed. Itís likely that only enthusiasts will be able to pick out the changes if the old and new cars

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Long Term Report 2016 – Mini Clubman Cooper D

After what seem like an unlucky couple of months, youíll be pleased to hear that my MINI Clubman has survived another month ñ without any damage! Despite a holiday, this hasnít stopped me stretching the big MINIís legs and piling

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Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

If anyone tells you that size doesnít matter, then point them in the direction of a small bone-rattling two-seater convertible and tell them to watch how comfortable the driver looks when they get out of the car. Whilst these super-duper


Long Term Report 2016 – Kia Sorento KX-3 2.2 CRDi

The day the Sorento was delivered ñ last October ñ my sister and work colleague Vicky announced that she wouldnít be driving it much, because it was far too big. But the car has just been returned to its maker