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

Report 7 As much as we don’t like to admit it, looks play a big part when it comes to buying a car. There’s many a story about excellent vehicles that fell short because people didn’t fancy them on their

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

Report 7 As a car-obsessed three-year-old (wonder where he gets that from?), my little grandson has just been introduced to the XC60 long-termer for the first time – blame Covid-19 – and was excited by what he saw. His mum

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

Report 6 Coming up on this page, a fresh monthly report on our long-term Peugeot 508 SW GT Line. But first a party (my) statement to Peugeot and you, our loyal Diesel Car readers. Last month I had a slight

Long Term Report 2020 – Renault Clio Iconic dCi 85

First Three The design of the outgoing Renault Clio was deemed so successful, the French brand has chosen not to upset the apple cart too much for this fifth-generation model. It was already Europe’s top-selling supermini after all, but despite

Long Term Report 2020 – Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Barbarian X 2.3 DI-D Automatic

Report Two I’m writing this first report exactly three months to the day since I was scheduled to take delivery of the Mitsubishi L200. It was delivered to Simon Thompson in the West Midlands, so the plan was to meet

Long Term Report 2020 – SsangYong Rexton Ultimate 4×4

Third Report Thirty miles per gallon! I thought I’d never see it. And the air-punch is even more intoxicating than all those repeated inhalations of alcohol hand sanitiser. Okay, it’s hardly headline stuff, but I’ve been gelling with the Rexton

Long Term Report 2020 – SsangYong Rexton Ultimate 4×4

Second Report Having plenty of spare time, I’ve been dwelling on how our tastes might change as we drive away from the lurgy. Am I being naïve in anticipating a shift from obvious, in-your-face branding? After all, Dominic Cummings wasn’t

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

Report 6 It’s back! After some tender loving care at Skoda headquarters, and a cameo appearance on these pages from its hatchback sibling, our shiny white Superb Estate has returned. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and

Long Term Report 2020 – Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.5 PHEV Automatic

Second Report I’m writing this first report exactly three months to the day since I was scheduled to take delivery of the Mitsubishi L200. It was delivered to Simon Thompson in the West Midlands, so the plan was to meet

Long Term Report 2020 – Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Barbarian X 2.3 DI-D Automatic

I’m writing this first report exactly three months to the day since I was scheduled to take delivery of the Mitsubishi L200. It was delivered to Simon Thompson in the West Midlands, so the plan was to meet in Bristol

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

Report 6 At last. Roads are busy again, lockdown has partially receded in the rear-view mirror and there are places to go to again. A weekend trip out into the country for a family pub lunch still feels slightly naughty,

Long Term Report 2020 – Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.5 PHEV Automatic

First Report As a dyed-in-the-wool diesel man, news that the Ford Kuga that I had ordered had been switched from a diesel to a plug-in hybrid petrol version was a shock to the system. Years of running cars that could

60 second On Test Report – Audi Q7 S line 50 TDI quattro

With the flagship SQ7 switching to petrol power forthwith, this 282bhp 3.0-litre V6 edition of the TDI engine is the most powerful Q7 you can buy. And while it lacks the firebreathing capabilities of the range topper, it’s certainly no

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

Report 6 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 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Final Report A strange analogy, perhaps, but I was thinking the other day, a new Kia is a bit like a new iPhone – the phone looks different, generally for the better, but switch it on and its business as usual,