Long Term Report 2019 – SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI 4Drive DSG Automatic

Report 1 First I took charge of Sue Baker’s Arona. Then I swapped that for an Ibiza. This was followed by an Alhambra. And now I appear to have taken custody of a Tarraco. My quest to monopolise the SEAT

Long Term Report 2019 – Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE SD4 Automatic

Report 3 Our family has long had a soft spot for Land Rovers. So much so that my son’s driveway has space for two of them: a well-liked Freelander and a classic Defender. So it’s fun to point the long-termer

Long Term Report 2019 – Kia ProCeed GT-Line 1.6 CRDi

Report 5 Sandbanks, on the south coast of England, is one of the most desirable places to live in the world, if you believe the various guides that have voted it so. The stretch of land that skirts the natural

Long Term Report 2019 – Peugeot 508 GT Line 2.0 BlueHDi 160

Report 4 Comparing the mileage from this report and its counterpart a month ago, it looks as though the Diesel Car Peugeot 508 has had something of a break. By which I mean it’s only done 700 miles. But that’s

Long Term Report 2019 – Volvo V60 D3 R-Design Pro Automatic

Report 3 It seems I’m not the only one who finds our V60’s lines rather fetching; over the last few weeks I’ve got used to friends drooling over it, with some asking for a ride in it as though it’s

Long Term Report 2019 – Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X 2.0 EcoBlue Automatic

Report 3 My Desert Island Blue Focus estate continues to get admiring glances, from friends, neighbours and passers-by. And one thing it gets mistaken for is the full-fat ST. Park the two side-by-side and there’s a similar body kit on

Long Term Report 2019 – Audi A6 Avant S line 50 TDI Quattro

Report 6 It has been an eventful few months for our long-term Audi A6, because while I mentioned the laggy gearbox and chipped windscreen in my last ‘Our Cars’ report, I haven’t yet discussed a more serious issue that has

Long Term Report 2019 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

Report 10 With the 12,500-mile mark rapidly approaching, it was time for our Mazda6 Tourer to visit a dealership for its first service. This is due at the aforementioned mileage or after a year – whichever comes first. I booked

Long Term Report 2019 – Renault Kadjar S Edition Blue dCi 115

Report 1 It beckons from the car park as your favourite armchair might after a hard day in the office. If voluptuous SUV styling is your bag (and judging by the trends, you don’t need to be shy), this is

Long Term Report 2019 – Dacia Duster Comfort Blue dCi 115 4×2

Report 7 Nearly a thousand miles down the road since last month, I finally got into my stride with the Duster. Much of this mileage can be put down to pure mpg obsession: with an official innings of 57.6 for

Long Term Report 2019 – SEAT Alhambra Xcellence 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

Final Report Our esteemed editor was keen for me to test the SEAT Alhambra to see if it remains relevant in this SUV-obsessed world. Sales figures would seem to suggest that functional and flexible MPVs have had their day, with

Long Term Report 2019 – Kia ProCeed GT-Line 1.6 CRDi

Report 4 It’s ‘big game’ day for our Kia ProCeed… The family day trip. Undoubtably one of the most stressful tests for both car and driver, this spontaneous visit to Swanage on the south coast involved transporting four adults, a

Long Term Report 2019 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

Report 9 This month I had my first chance to get behind the wheel of our long-termer’s new little sister, the stunning Mazda3. It was just a quick handful of laps around the Millbrook proving ground’s hill route – once

Long Term Report 2019 – Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100

Report 8 Another 200-odd mile round trip and another opportunity to reflect on what the C4 Cactus does best. After averaging close to 50mph for the duration, the trip computer displayed 70.5mpg. Realistically it’s important to knock a bit off

Long Term Report 2019 – Peugeot 508 GT Line 2.0 BlueHDi 160

Report 3 I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with tyre pressure monitoring systems. Some are great, and their safety value can’t be underestimated, but I’ve found other systems to be fiddly. So when the 508’s digital driver