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

Long Term Report 2020 – Honda Civic EX 1.6 i-DTEC Automatic

Final Report This month, the Civic hasn’t done as many long, easy motorway runs as it would normally do. Instead, it’s been bodging around the wilds of Cambridgeshire. Short runs on cold days with a cold engine aren’t ideal to

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

Report 2 Nothing says motorway hauling like a big diesel wagon, but while the M3 might be our Skoda Superb Estate’s natural habitat, family chores mean that it also has to tick the boxes in suburbia. Stop-start traffic, tight parking

Long Term Report 2020 – Volvo XC60 B4 AWD R-Design Automatic

Report 2 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 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Report 4 I’m struggling to truly gel with our long-term XCeed. I know it’s been mentioned before, but with me spending the majority of my time pounding the country’s motorways, the problem is literally staring me in the face. It’s

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

Report 6 I love my TomTom. I get to drive all sorts of cars, and while an integrated navigation system is nice to have, few of them can compare with the user interface of my large-screen GO6200. Take our Citroën’s built-in

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

Report 8 This month, let’s freeze-frame a moment. Early February. Drizzle. Post-Christmas glummery abounds as we stare down a calendar of school, work and trudgery. But I’m happy. New Order’s True Faith is on the radio (“I feel so extraordinary,

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

Report 9 There’s some really nice touches on my long-term Focus, none more so than when refueling. With most other cars, once you’ve opened the fuel door towards the back of the car, you’ve got a cap to undo, sometimes

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

First Report If space truly is the final frontier, Captain James T. Kirk would very much approve of DieselCar’s latest addition to its Long-term test fleet. Meet our new Skoda Superb Estate, a family wagon that boasts more interior space

Long Term Report 2020 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Report 3 New year, new ankle. Sort of. Walking got the green light again, but the clutch was a step too far, so a brief stint in Mr Dredge’s C5 Aircross – with its lovely automatic gearbox – was the

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

Report 9 Whenever I come back to the Focus after driving other cars solidly for an extended period of time, it gives me a sharp reminder of how brilliant the medium-sized Ford is. From the beautifully chunky steering wheel to