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Long Term Report 2020 – Citroën C5 Aircross Flair Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Final Report It’s rare that a car maker really ups their game in one go; such changes are usually more gradual. That’s why many motor noters can write a good proportion of their review before even getting behind the wheel.

Long Term Report 2020 – Renault Kadjar S Edition Blue dCi 115

Final Report Final straits often come far too soon, but with winter’s back broken, I anticipated a Kadjar crescendo full of optimism. To mark the moment, I set off on a spring morning for a foreign country (Wales), heading vaguely

Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X 2.0 EcoBlue Automatic

Final Report The past few weeks of running our long-term Focus has been difficult, and that’s because I have been itching to get behind the wheel. I love driving, and throughout this pandemic, it hasn’t been easy resisting the temptation

Long Term Report 2020 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Report 6 Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, it was possible to get in your car and drive wherever you wanted to go, unfettered by police road blocks set up to ask you about the purpose

Long Term Report 2020 – Skoda Superb Estate SportLine Plus 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 4 When road testing and evaluating a new car, it’s very easy to get carried away with talking about things like the way the car handles, engine performance, fuel economy, boot capacity or suspension setups. While all of these

Long Term Report 2020 – Volvo XC60 R-DESIGN B4 AWD GEARTRONIC

Report 4 Best laid plans, and all that. By this stage of the year, late spring merging towards summer, I was expecting to be hungrily mile-munching in the XC60. Plans included trips to spend time with grandchildren in the west

Long Term Report 2020 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 3 It’s been a period of storms, gremlins, Coronavirus and rescue acts. A surprise birthday trip to Exmoor coincided with the arrival of Storm Ciara, creating road conditions that made me yearn for the reassurance of all-wheel drive. Three

Long Term Report 2020 – Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X 2.0 EcoBlue Automatic

Report 11 Our Focus returned to its maker this month, all thanks to a couple of recalls that needed to be carried out. I was alerted to the remedial work by way of Ford’s smartphone app that allows you to

Long Term Report 2020 – Renault Kadjar S Edition Blue dCi 115

Report 10 Going boldly forth at our Kadjar’s helm, I was anticipating a dawn of optimism as the January dates flicked by. But apparently not. The 20th, you see, was Blue Monday, which has been decreed a new nadir in

Long Term Report 2020 – Citroën C5 Aircross Flair Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 7 So many cars are crammed with unnecessary gadgetry nowadays. I’m no reactionary wedded to the idea that anti-lock brakes or LED lights should be binned, and I don’t hanker for sealed-beam headlights, but do we really need electronic

Long Term Report 2020 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Report 5 One of the greatest ‘pats on the back’ for manufacturers, or their press offices, has to be a sale of one of their cars through recommendation or word of mouth – it’s the best form of advertising. Do

Long Term Report 2020 – Skoda Superb Estate SportLine Plus 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 3 After fighting its way through the urban sprawl last month, our long-term Superb Estate has returned to fulfilling its true design brief of trawling the motorways and carrying a boot full of miscellanea. Like an animal being released

Long Term Report 2020 – Volvo XC60 R-DESIGN B4 AWD GEARTRONIC

Report 3 Who doesn’t love a bit of clever tech? That’s one reason why I’m already a big fan of ‘Stig’, our long-term Volvo XC60, now into its second month with us. I come from a techy family, steered by

Long Term Report 2020 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 2 A friend in the village commented: “I knew it was you behind me, as I recognised those ‘Dame Edna’ headlights.” Based on this observation, it would be safe to assume that the Peugeot 508 SW stands out – even

Long Term Report 2020 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 1 It’s time for the estate car to stand up and deliver. For far too long, I’ve been extolling the virtues of the wagon, championing its cause in the wake of the wider public’s obsession with the SUV. Having