Long Term Report 2016 – DS 5 Prestige BlueHDi 180 Automatic

  Report 8 I think itís fair to say that Iíve not been entirely kind to the DS 5 in the five months Iíve now been running it, as thereís a long list of details that frustrate and irritate. However, there

Long Term Report 2016 – Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE Sport 1.4 TDI

Report 6 It’s already six months since the Rapid Spaceback was delivered and the 10,000-mile mark is now tantalisingly close. In that time, thereís been much debate as to what the Rapid Spaceback is up against. I always assumed itís

Long Term Report 2016 – Jaguar XF R-Sport 2.0d Automatic

Report 5 It’s official: my love affair with the XFís íEcoí mode is over. Iíve tried so hard to bond with the Jaguarís economy-minded driving mode ñ the XF is a great executive management company car, after all ñ but

Long Term Report 2016 – Renault Kadjar Dynamique Nav dCi 110 EDC Automatic

Report 6 Now, normally I wouldnít really be interested in this kind of car. Family-orientated soft-UVs are normally a massive turn-off for me, being a young(ish) single man, preferring something altogether sportier. So, perhaps you can forgive me a little

Long Term Report 2016 – Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX 4WD

Report 5 I should probably start this monthís report with a confession. I was looking at the CR-Vís key fob the other day, when I noticed the inscription ëDriver 2í, and the penny finally dropped. After months of wondering why the

60 second On Test Report 2016 – Jaguar R-Pace R-Sport 2.0

Last year we tested the mighty 3.0-litre V6 diesel edition of the F-Pace, which we rate enormously, and now, five issues on, we bring you our verdict on the mainstay of the line-up, the 177bhp 2.0-litre unit. Itís an engine

Long Term Report 2016 – SEAT Ateca SE 1.6 TDI Ecomotive

Report 4 It’s never convenient getting a puncture, but at least there’s a spare in the boot, and you can change the wheel in a relatively short period of time and continue along your way. While taking the kids to

60 second On Test Report 2016 – Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE 2.2 CRDi 4WD

Only the eagle-eyed will have spotted a minor facelift to the Hyundai Santa Fe last year, especially as the South Korean car maker didnít exactly shout about it. Apart from a special Bradley Wiggins edition of the vehicle being launched

Long Term Report 2016 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 150

Final Report The 508 is one of those cars that prompts you to ask: ìWhat more could I want?î Possibly because of the extensive equipment list, the answer to that question leaves a puzzled frown. If you need a large,

Long Term Report 2016 – Mazda3 SE-L Nav 1.5

Report 3 Ever tightening legislation governing tailpipe emissions is prompting car makers to put a new spin on the old motto that small is beautiful, with a fresh breed of lower friction, more efficient turbocharged three-cylinder engines. But instead of

Long Term Report 2016 – Subaru Outback 2.0D SE Premium Lineartronic

Report 2 Ooh, matron! Without wishing to go all Carry on Diesel on you, itís a bit large, isnít it? That a Subaru Outback is a sizeable car should come as no surprise, but you wonít appreciate just how big

Long Term Report 2016 – Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX 4WD

Report 4 Roughly four months of CR-V ownership has flown by, so while the honeymoon period might have slipped away, Iím still glad to see RA16 LPP on my driveway. Never more so than when setting out on an early

Long Term Report 2016 – Ford Edge Titanium 2.0 TDCi Automatic

Report Two The eagle-eyed will have noticed a photo malfunction in my last report, with an errant shot taking the place of my Fordís bold grille. A glitch in the software used for printing the magazine resulted in the wrong

60 second On Test Report 2017 – Peugeot 208 Allure BlueHDi 75

Even though this baby Peugeot looks similar to any other 208 on the roads, look under the bonnet and it is hiding a remarkable achievement. No weíre not talking about the loud orange paintwork, we are of course referring to

Long Term Report 2016 – Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S 1.7 CRDi Automatic

Final Report This is what my life has been missing. An estate car. On the minimalist/maximalist scale, I naturally veer towards the latter, with an inbuilt tendency to travel with a collection of ‘just in case’ kit. That probably makes