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Long Term Report 2018 – Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SR

Report 4 It’s that time of year when the morning commute coincides with orange sunrises as we slip towards the winter months. As pretty as they may be, the shallow glare of the sun can actually be quite a dangerous

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Ibiza FR 1.6 TDI

First Report Well, this should be interesting. SEAT has been to collect the Arona and left a platform-sharing Ibiza in its place. Gone is the crossover, replaced by what is arguably a less fashionable supermini. I say ëless fashionableí, but

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

Report 13 The time to say goodbye to our CX-5 is fast approaching, and the 12 months weíve spent together have been largely trouble-free. So far the only catch has been a worryingly large number of stone chips ñ an

Long Term Report 2018 – Skoda Kodiaq SE L 2.0 TDI 4×4 DSG 7-seat

Report 7 Since the punctured tyre was replaced last month, the Kodiaqís impressive on-road handling has been restored. It might not be a car that goads you to drive quickly ñ itís a bit big for that ñ but thereís

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroën C3 Aircross Flair BlueHDi 120

Report 7 When our editor called to say it was my turn for some ëFlairí, in the form of our long-term C3 Aircross, I may have struggled to sound jubilant. My past experience of CitroÎn audio systems has led me

Long Term Report 2018 – Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Lauréate dCi 90

First Report This is nothing short of bonkers. I’ve just taken delivery of a new spacious estate car that costs £13,695 without extras, or £14,580 as tested. It’s got acres of space and everything you’d expect a modern (albeit budget)

Long Term Report 2018 – Audi Q5 S line 2.0 TDI quattro

Report 2 Anyone who uses Apple products will be aware of the companyís ìit just worksî philosophy. Its various products require a modest learning curve and itís rare to spend time fiddling and fettling to keep the phones, tablets and

Long Term Report 2018 – Kia Stinger GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi

Report 3 Earlier this month, I was on a judging panel for the Professional Driver awards, which saw more than 100 participants driving a selection of new cars aimed at the chauffeur and taxi world. Around 60 of the latest

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

Report 12 Another busy old month for the capable Kuga. We have been to some interesting places together, including an eager night-time foray with the hope of seeing the supposedly memorable lunar eclipse. It should have involved a huge red-glowing

Long Term Report 2018 – SEAT Arona SE Technology 1.6 TDI

Final report It only seems like yesterday I was writing a farewell piece for the Kia Stonic, but here I am, three months later, waving goodbye to the SEAT Arona. Itís been a fleeting visit ñ I inherited the car

Long Term Report 2018 – Peugeot 5008 GT BlueHDi 180

Report 5 Those versed with Greek mythology will understand why Iím feeling like Sisyphus. Condemned by Hades (or in my case, fatherhood) to push a large boulder up a hill, let it roll down and start all over again, my

Long Term Report 2018 – Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SR

Report 3 One of the toughest challenges a Civic may have to face regularly is trial by toddler. You might love them when they are being cute and playing with their toys, but there is something positively feral about a

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;