28 Jun: Range Rover

… Range Rover Autobiography … The new Range Rover is like driving a cloud on a breeze, or if you hit the accelerator, on a tornado. When it comes to wafting along British roads in splendid isolation, this is a serious wafter, possibly the ultimate wafter. I’m not being flippant. […] Read more »

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08 Jun: Ford Puma ST

… Ford Puma ST … When Ford and M-Sport first announced that the Puma would form the basis of their 2022 WRC contender more than a few folk thought they were off their heads. Then they revealed it! It was, and is, quite a looker. Physically it’s not that much […] Read more »

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25 May: Mazda CX-5

… Mazda CX-5 … This the Mazda CX-5. So what? It’s the 2022 CX-5. It looks the same as the 2021 CX-5. But it’s different. Get away with you, it’s just the same. Nope, it’s definitely different. Most cars get a face lift during their production run to try and […] Read more »

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17 May: SsangYong Musso

… SsangYong Musso Rhino … This top of the range version of the SsangYong Musso is well named the ‘Rhino’ with its almost unmatched ability to carry and tow. SsangYong reckon it is the only UK-spec pickup that can carry a full one tonne load in the back while towing […] Read more »

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11 May: Land Rover Defender

… Land Rover Defender 110 P400e … I have already been castigated by bearded and booted purists that the new Land Rover Defender is a not a Defender. But that’s the point. Life has moved on. Gone are the days of fixing silent, dead metal with lump hammers and big […] Read more »

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29 Apr: Honda HR-V

… Honda HR-V … The trip to Elgin and back up and down the camera infested A9 and through the Spey Valley was accomplished in style and supreme comfort thanks to Honda’s latest HR-V. As far as I’m concerned this is the perfect answer to those who wish to ‘clean […] Read more »

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18 Apr: Ford Fiesta Active mHEV

Ford Fiesta Active mHEV To say that the Ford Fiesta is one of my favourite small cars is not entirely accurate. That’s because there is not just ONE Ford Fiesta, there are several, the Fiesta, Fiesta Active, Vignale and ST, and within those there are multifarious options to further confuse […] Read more »

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12 Apr: Mazda CX-30 GT Sport

… Mazda CX-30 GT Sport … The motoring market is seemingly awash with SUVs these days. From small, compact, medium to large motors, and even some more which fit in between, and the public appetite for these practical machines is growing every bit as quickly. So it’s hard to make […] Read more »

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06 Apr: Kia Stonic

… Kia Stonic 1.0 T-GDi … Motoring used to be carefree and fun. Shell Petrol stations offered vouchers which could be exchanged for party glasses while Esso’s ‘Put a Tiger in your Tank’ campaign dished out a free fluffy tiger tail to tie around the filler neck or aerial and […] Read more »

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25 Mar: Mustang Mach 1

… Mustang Mach 1 … This is not a Road Test. It’s not a vehicle appraisal either. It’s a tribute to motoring that is fast disappearing. A homage to an ‘icon’. A word that is over-used these days along with ‘awesome’ and ‘hero’, but in this case, rightly appropriate. There […] Read more »

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