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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

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

Report 2 Last month I introduced Diesel Car’s brand new Volvo V60 by immediately taking it on a 1,200-mile tour of Scotland. Since I got back, it’s had a much easier life, but with a number of photoshoots and various

Long Term Report 2019 – Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 8 Life with the Karoq continues to be fuss-free, with only the occasional niggle disrupting what is a very easy car to live with. Like the Suzuki Swift I ran last summer, the Skoda SUV is the kind of

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

Report 5 Month four with the A6 Avant and I’m still very satisfied with the A6. In fact, my feelings, thoughts and opinions on the car are almost exactly the same as when it first arrived, which is a rarity.

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

Report 2 I love Land Rovers for their country capability in a city suit of clothes, and that certainly describes the Discovery Sport. Especially so, in the livery chosen for this one. It looks dramatic in red, and sharply attired

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

Report 2 As a family that loves SUVs, I expected there to be some disappointment and opposition when the Focus arrived. Passengers had got used to the commanding stance, as well as the roominess of the Kuga’s cabin and boot.

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

Report 3 You know those times where you agree to do something without thinking it through? Well, I found myself in that situation when kindly offering to give a colleague a lift from his home to a business meeting. Times

Long Term Report 2019 – Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+

Report 8 No epic road trips or digging the Mazda out of snow drifts this month, but it has carried on plugging away at my affections all the same. Its boot is never out of use, with one of the

Long Term Report 2019 – Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100

Report 7 I knew it. When I previously grumbled about the C4 Cactus’ modest hot weather cabin ventilation performance, I didn’t think I’d experience the reality so soon after closing the lid on my laptop. However, with the cabin temperature reading

Long Term Report 2019 – Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 7 Continuing on from last months’ running report, the Skoda Karoq has been thrown into an almost non-stop circus of longer journeys over the past few weeks. In an unusual departure from my usual schedule, a handful of events