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

First Report Some months ago, back in the January issue of Diesel Car, our esteemed editor asked his humble correspondents which car had impressed them most in 2018. I went for the Peugeot 508, a car that wasn’t necessarily my

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

Report 2 In a phenomenal paradigm shift, todayís fashion conscious have selected high-riding family cars as the ëmust haveí driveway accessory. Car manufacturers clocked this spike in demand and have obliged by providing an SUV in every conceivable shape or

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

Report 3 Cast your mind back to 2016 when my long-termer was Skoda’s latest Superb Estate, and I had a bit of a moan that some of the car’s features not only seemed rather pointless, but didn’t always work that

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

Report 3 This month I have been coasting through life. That’s not to say that I’ve been taking it easy, but instead, I’ve been enjoying the benefits of the coasting function in the SEAT Alhambra. In simple terms, when you

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

Report 5 The term ‘bland’ can’t usually be taken as a compliment, yet it’s one that applies to so many facets of our Dacia Duster. Despite this, I actually rather like it, because doing something in such a way that

Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 6 Like saloon cars of the 1960s, SUVs seem to currently be the defining car type. A trend which has fast replaced the MPV as a family carry-all, the SUV’s popularity shows no sign of abating. The latest niche-within-a-niche

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100

Report 6 Hand on heart, I wasn’t hugely overjoyed by Citroën’s decision to dilute the many quirky design features of the original Cactus. No question, the car stood out in a crowded and mostly less distinctive market. But I also

Long Term Report 2019 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

Report 7 Spring has started to leap into existence, snowdrops and daffodils are brightening the countryside and the weatherman is already declaring ìrecord breaking temperaturesî. Coincidentally, in a bid to illuminate the Mazdaís interior for the update photos you see

60 second On Test Report 2019 – Mercedes-Benz B 200 d AMG Line

We’re continually told by the car makers that the MPV market is dead, as yet another manufacturer exits the sector, and usually replaces the model with a much more fashionable SUV. But Mercedes-Benz doesn’t appear to have received the memo,

60 second On Test Report 2019 – Jeep Renegade Limited 1.6 MultiJet II 4×2

A facelifted version of the Renegade was ushered in quite quietly last year, and maybe one of the reasons why it arrived relatively unnoticed is that the changes donít appear to be too major. The eagle-eyed will notice an uprated nose

60 second On Test Report 2019 – Volkswagen T-Roc Design 1.6 TDI

The proverb ìFrom tiny acorns, mighty oak trees growî is quite apt in the case of the T-Roc diesel. When the SUV arrived in UK showrooms a little under 18 months ago, there was just one 2.0-litre 4Motion edition in

Long Term Report 2018 – DS 7 Crossback Prestige BlueHDi 180

Final Report Since we last conversed, dear reader, I have covered more than 6,000 miles in the DS 7 Crossback, ploughing not just across Britain, but around the continent to find out whether this top-of-the-range Ultra Prestige model is worth

Long Term Report 2018 – Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100

Report 5 Longer days have thankfully resulted in less reliance on the C4ís poor headlights. That the carís daylight running lights occasionally felt brighter was a source of amusement and frustration. The yellow-tinged main beam mightíve added a little flavour

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

Report 2 For one day only this month, the A6 and I learned what it would be like to be in the removals business. A friend was moving house, and said acquaintance had also heard about my custodianship of the

Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 4 A few of the features on my Karoq are brand new to me, never having experienced them on a car before. Most form part of the Driver assistance package that I chose from the options list, which is