Very early in my career, as a junior reporter on a local newspaper, I was lectured by my then news editor about precisely who I served. My responsibility, he said sternly, was to honestly inform my readers, while writing skillfully enough to please my newspaper bosses – principally him! – and not to concern myself […]
Temperatures are plummeting, and rather than walk to the shops, itís much easier (and warmer) to simply jump in the car. If youíre a dog owner, is it a good idea to take them along for the journey with you? Dogs, like their human best friend, are accustomed to having a seat in the car, […]
Since its demise at the start of this year, the Land Rover Defender has become seriously hot property. But few owners seem keen to keep things original, and if you want to invest in upgrades, the sky is the limit… It’s funny how things evolve. When Land Rover launched the Series 1 soon after World War II, it was […]
Dear Doc, you’ve long been bemoaning the removal of protective bodyside mouldings by car manufacturers in your column for quite some years, so I just wanted to hear your thoughts about the Citroën C4 Cactus, which seems to almost make up for all of the other cars not having them, all wrapped up in one […]
Chris Dunn loves his cars; heís an enthusiast through and through. Over the years heís bought and sold cars, restored them, raced them, and as a result heís often needed to trailer them from one place to another. As such, a capable tow car has been a necessity for Chris, and having invested in one […]
We’re turning back the clock to the mid 1990s, as the Diesel Car time tunnel takes us back to February 1994…
When Rover’s 400 series arrived in 1990 it was a delicate cocktail – a heavy dash of Japanese design, a splash of French mechanicals, all bound together by some top-notch British build quality.
Believe it or not it’s been almost ten years since the last Rover made its way off the production line, the name joining so many extinct British marques when MG Rover collapsed in 2005.
It could be argued that we’ve never seen cars packed with as much technology as they’ve got today.
This week we’re calling for the return of a particular feature, rather than a complete car itself. We say bring back the quarterlight window!