Mitsubishi L200 DOUBLE CAB BARBARIAN X 2.3 DI-D AUTOMATIC

Fifth Test   It’s the season of mist and mellow slipperiness, when the combination of wet leaves and mud dragged onto the roads by tractors emerging from fields turns the local lanes into something resembling narrow ribbons of grease. Not the ideal conditions for a rear-wheel drive pick-up weighing two tonnes which, for the most […]

Mitsubishi L200 DOUBLE CAB BARBARIAN X 2.3 DI-D AUTOMATIC

Report 3   It’s five months since the L200 was originally scheduled to arrive in Devon. Maybe the pick-up will stick around long enough this time for me to carry out a proper evaluation. I began last month’s report by saying that the L200 had returned to Mitsubishi HQ to fix a couple of issues, […]

Mitsubishi L200 DOUBLE CAB BARBARIAN X 2.3 DI-D AUTOMATIC

Report 2   The Mitsubishi L200 has gone, replaced by a Mitsubishi ASX. Shock horror: the ASX is powered by a petrol engine. I haven’t had the courage to tell our esteemed editor yet. But fear not, Ian, because the L200 will be back once Mitsubishi has fixed a few electrical gremlins that we’ve been […]

Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Barbarian X 2.3 DI-D Automatic

First Report   I’m writing this first report exactly three months to the day since I was scheduled to take delivery of the Mitsubishi L200. It was delivered to Simon Thompson in the West Midlands, so the plan was to meet in Bristol and swap cars. I’d drive home in the L200 and he’d take […]

Why it might be time to dig out your old steering wheel lock

You might think that, in this age of alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices, the humble steering wheel lock is like a relic from motoring of days gone by. But youíd be wrong, because sales of the devices doubled in 2017, as motorists took an old-school approach to solve a very modern problem.   After years […]

A ferry short adventure

For all the advances in automotive technology, the modern motor car remains all at sea when faced with a stretch of water. Examples of amphibious cars do exist ñ the German Amphicar is the first aquatic automobile that swims to mind ñ but the car parked on your driveway requires a little help if it […]

How to import a passenger vehicle into the UK

Importing a car into the UK? You can either do it yourself or ask an importer or shipping company to do it for you. Gavin Braithwaite-Smith investigates.   Have you ever considered importing a vehicle into the UK? There are certain steps you must complete as soon as the car arrives in the UK, and […]