23 Apr: Land Rover – Bigfoot

Land Rover Defender Bigfoot (Sept. 2009)… Just over ten years ago my Big Pal Jaggy got his mitts on the ultimate vehicle as befits a man of his stature and standing in life. The Land Rover Bigfoot. Very few people outwith the LR team have ever driven it, so to […] Read more »

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20 Mar: Ford Mondeo Vignale

Ford Mondeo Vignale The trip to Mull for the Mull Hire Targa Rally was accomplished in style and comfort thanks to the Vignale edition of Ford’s Mondeo. The ‘Vignale’ label is fairly new and signifies a rather more luxurious and refined premium product as Ford continues to prove that its […] Read more »

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01 Mar: Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F Type 300PS Jaguar has given its F-Type sports car a mid life refresh, but they’ve gone a step further. A new and slightly bigger front grille with slim pixel LED headlights mark the biggest outward differences, but under the bonnet they have installed a 4 cylinder engine where […] Read more »

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28 Feb: Ford S-Max ST-Line

… Ford S-Max ST-Line … It’s odd how the mind works, especially the memory. There I was hustling the Ford S-Max down the Dalveen Pass and on towards New Galloway and Newton Stewart heading for Stranraer. Minor roads and back roads all the way, and it called up times past […] Read more »

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26 Feb: Skoda Kamiq SE L

Skoda Kamiq SE L The test car was delivered while I was out, but I knew something was up when the neighbour winked at me and said “Good afternoon Kermit”. Not quite knowing what to expect, I rounded the back of the house to find it sitting there in the […] Read more »

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12 Feb: Kia XCeed

… Kia XCeed … To all intents and purposes, the new Kia XCeed is simply a Ceed that has had a bit of additional iron in its diet, or in this case, plastic. It may not look it, but it is actually longer, higher and wider than the ‘standard’ Ceed […] Read more »

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09 Feb: MG HS TGI

… MG HS TGI … There was a time when the ‘MG’ name conjured up the vision of wind-in-the-hair two seater sports cars and sporting saloons but like so many companies from the last century it was swallowed up by BMC which was itself swallowed up by British Leyland. Along […] Read more »

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31 Jan: Audi A4 Allroad quattro

… Audi A4 Allroad 40 TDI quattro … The most difficult question that a journalist writing about cars and motoring can be asked is: “What car should I buy?” There are many variations on the theme, like: “I’m thinking of changing/buying a new car, what do you recommend?” or, “What’s […] Read more »

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22 Jan: Ford Fiesta Vignale

… Ford Fiesta Vignale … To class the Ford Fiesta Vignale simply as a luxury car for older people is to do it a great injustice and also to the elder generation. This is a luxury car for anyone who wants something nifty, nice to drive, easy to park and […] Read more »

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21 Dec: Volvo V60 D4 AWD

… Volvo V60 D4 AWD Cross Country Plus … You’ve probably seen the adverts or come across them in office furniture catalogues, but there does seem to be a demand these days for office chairs made from car seats. Even before the ‘gaming generation’ came along there were companies out […] Read more »

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