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our volvo

Long Term Report 2016 – Volvo V60 Cross Country D3 Lux Nav automatic

Volvo drivers tend to get a lot of respect on the road. There’s a stereotype that suggests each and every person behind the wheel of a Swedish car is a thoroughly nice chap. I can only assume that the niceness

our audi

Long Term Report 2016 – Audi Q3 S line 2.0 TDI quattro Automatic

The Q3 is Audiís entry into the big selling crossover sector, sharing a platform with the A3 hatchback, but with a body that appears to be rougher and tougher, offering extra space in its relatively modest footprint. While my wife

our captur

Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

Why oh why do people insist on buying cars that are simply far too big for them to drive? The reason I mention it is because I live pretty close to a primary school, and anytime between 8.15am and 9.15am,

our seat

Long Term Report 2016 – Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS SZ5 Urban Allgrip

Donít panic, the Vitara hasnít grown to a Godzilla-esque size, Suzukiís SC100 ëWhizzkidí really is small. To mark the Vitaraís impending return to Suzuki, it seemed appropriate to visit the makerís history and contemplate the progress made in the intervening

on test jeep

60 second On Test Report 2016 – Jeep Cherokee 2.2 MultiJet II Limited 4WD Active Drive I

It’s just two years since the latest Cherokee was launched onto the market, with bold, distinctive styling, a Fiat-source engine range and a wealth of technology. And while the initial line-up was exclusively 2.0-litre in size, with a choice of

our kia

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

I had to brim the Sorento at my local fuel stop recently, late at night. When I went to pay the cashier, the Kia looked rather desirable, with its generous proportions and sparkling pearlescent paint under the fluorescent lights. I told

our honda

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

Height matters. It certainly does in cars, anyway, and as we all know, tall cars have emerged as a dominant theme in modern traffic. It is one of the interesting phenomena of the motoring scene in recent years that so-called

our skoda

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

I thought it had been far too long since a member of the Diesel Car fleet had suffered a blow out, after Mr Dredge and his Kia had twice stolen the limelight. And we, the readers, were due a laugh at

on test hyundai

60 Second Report 2016 – HYUNDAI i20 SE 1.0 T-GDi

The newest addition to the Hyundai i20 range got a decidedly low key launch earlier this year, as it was hidden within a package of enhancements to the company’s small car range. The new direct injection three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine

our ford

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

I think it has something to do with Murphy’s law. Having not seen many S-MAX’s in the top Titanium Sport specification prior to taking delivery of my new car, I seem to be seeing them everywhere. Having waited several months from

our mini

Long Term Report 2016 – Mini Clubman Cooper D

As the resident MINI fan, I was the obvious choice to run Diesel Car’s new long-term MINI Clubman Cooper D. However, this Clubman is something very different in flavour to my other MINIs. I mean, if I want a fiery

on test subaru

60 second On Test Report 2016 – Subaru XV 2.0D SE Premium

You’ve probably already seen the concept car revealed at the Geneva motor show that depicts the next generation XV, but that hasn’t stopped Subaru continuing to improve the current model. While the next XV is still a way off, changes

our cactus

Long Term Report 2016 – Citroën C4 Cactus Feel BlueHDi 100 Airdream Pack

You might be wondering why the C4 Cactus is parked outside a chocolate factory for this end of term report. It’s an admittedly half-baked homage to the chocolate-coloured Airbumps, which were – for reasons I can’t remember – the first

on test kia

60 second On Test Report 2016 – kia Optima 4 1.7 CRDi

Take a look at the photographs of the latest Optima and you could be forgiven for muddling it up with the old car. While Kia has taken great strides with the latest car, the exterior styling could be considered a

our peugeot

Long Term Report 2016 – Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi 180 Automatic

All good things must come to an end, they say, and in our opinion, the 308 has for the most part been a ‘good thing’. Memorable qualities are centred on the thing’s looks, and its ease of driving. Assisted here