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

Report 5 My long-term Focus is continuing to win over friends thanks to its blend of excellent road manners, high equipment levels and spaciousness. As an example, my sister-in-law currently runs a Nissan Qashqai as a company car, but has

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

Report 7 Have you noticed the nights are drawing in? As our scorching summer of record temperatures and sunny bank holidays begins to release its grip on our green and pleasant land, nippy evenings and gusty winds set in. However,

Long Term Report 2019 – Honda Civic EX 1.6 i-DTEC Automatic

Report 2 Ford used to make a saloon version of the Focus, known to many as the Ford Fogey, thanks to the softened ride that was designed to appeal to a more mature audience. Honda’s done exactly the same with

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

Report 5 With the Citroën C4 Cactus now gone, I find myself the custodian of Richard Dredge’s Volvo V60 for the remainder of its time on the fleet. Moving up in the world does have its perks. The V60 is

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

Report 5 As I left you at the end of last month’s missive, I said the 508 was due a trip to a dealer, as the DAB radio’s inability to hold a signal was grinding my gears. So I booked

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

Report 2 Our SEAT Tarraco has developed a few minor niggles. I concluded last month’s report by describing the condensation and water in the nearside rear light, which looks unsightly and means that part of the cluster is no longer

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

I so hope readers appreciate the intact splendour of the Kadjar this month. The skills required to get to some of these idyllic English Riviera locations without knocking off the door mirrors is not to be sniffed at. Another year’s

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

Report 2 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 – Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X 2.0 EcoBlue Automatic

Report 3 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 – Audi A6 Avant S line 50 TDI Quattro

Report 7 What would you do if you found yourself at a beautiful rally school, with access to a rally driving instructor, the keys to an Audi A6 quattro and the knowledge that you needed some cool photos for the

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

Final Report Just as with the Suzuki Swift Hybrid I ran last summer for Diesel Car and Eco Car, I had very little experience of ‘modern’ Skodas before the arrival of the Karoq. A Citigo and Fabia had both impressed

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

Report 5 If the 508 had a rest last month, it’s certainly made up for it of late. What with a busy summer of work trips and weekends away, I seem to have piled miles on to our French fastback.

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

Report 6 I think we’re at a point where everyone should stop being so shocked that Kia are capable of designing a good-looking car. At least once a week the ProCeed attracts positive comments from passers-by, but usually with the caveat

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

Report 4 As the tech-minded daughter of a tech-savvy dad, I have always loved clever technology and smart gadgetry that smooths the path through life. So I have just had one of those sassy doorbells installed, a genius piece of

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

Report 4 I was really looking forward to spending half a year with the V60, but the music stopped recently and I was left holding the keys to a new long-termer, with Iain Dooley left to take the stylish Swede. As