12 Jul: Ineos Grenadier 4×4

Ineos Grenadier 4×4 Time will tell if Land Rover missed a trick with its revamped Defender, or if Ineos has stolen a march with its new Grenadier 4×4. Looking very like the late Santana which itself was a revamped copy of a Defender, Ineos has trodden the same path – […] Read more »

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25 Jun: Renault Clio TCe 100

Renault Clio Iconic TCe 100 The 1 litre Renault Clio proves one thing – well quite a few things actually. But basically it proves that you don’t need oodles of power to enjoy your motoring. Of course it helps, but what you need most of all in a ‘driver’s’ car […] Read more »

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10 Jun: Vauxhall Corsa 1.2

Vauxhall Corsa SRi Nav Premium 1.2 Turbo Hard to believe perhaps, but the original Vauxhall Nova was launched nearly 40 years ago. The original may have been smaller than Margaret Thatcher’s handbag, but like any baby born back then it is all grown up now. This latest Corsa can no […] Read more »

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29 May: SsangYong Korando

(Click on image above to enlarge) SsangYong Korando TGDi Ultimate It may have an unusual name, but then we said that about Suzuki, Toyota, Honda and Datsun when they first appeared on our shores, and just look at them now. Given how practical and well equipped this latest SsangYong Korando […] Read more »

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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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04 Apr: Nissan X-Trail Tekna

Nissan X-Trail Tekna 1.7 dCi 150 4WD The first Nissan X-Trail was a boxy affair. Even so, it was good looking with a shape which made it very practical with its vertical sides and near vertical tailgate. Fast forward 20 years and the latest version is quite unrecognisable looking more […] 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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