04 Jul: Ford Fiesta ST-2

… Ford Fiesta ST-2 … The Dunoon presents Argyll Rally is one of the very few events where travelling by ferry is an option, and perhaps that’s why so many folk choose it. For those in the east and the south of Scotland it offers a genteel and picturesque shortcut […] Read more »

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26 Jun: CUPRA Ateca

… CUPRA Ateca … SEAT’s Cupra Ateca is nuts. Just thought I would get that out of the way first. Why? How else would you describe a mid size SUV with 296 bhp? Nothing wrong with that really, but the trouble is, it’s awfy quiet, very smooth and is relatively […] Read more »

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31 May: Audi S1 Sportback

… Audi A1 Sportback 30TFSI … It might be a small car but there’s a lot to like about the Audi S1 Sportback, so named because it’s a five door hatchback! It also has a small engine, one of the new breed of turbocharged three cylinder jobs, this one with […] Read more »

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24 May: Suzuki Jimny

… Suzuki Jimny … Anyone who buys a Suzuki Jimny, and then complains about the choppy ride, needs a good kick up the bum. It’s a short wheelbase vehicle (even shorter than a SWB Defender!) so what would you expect? Similarly, anyone who buys a Suzuki Jimny, and then complains […] Read more »

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30 Apr: Peugeot Rifter

… Peugeot Rifter GT Line … I thought the Peugeot Rifter would be ideal transport for last month’s Border Counties Rally. It was snowing in the run up to the event and the Rifter is front wheel drive. As we all know FWD is better than rear wheel drive in […] Read more »

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09 Apr: BMW X7 50d

… BMW X7 50d … Buy one Get one Free (sort of!) … Having spent the afternoon at Gleneagles on Sunday for the finish of the magnificent Flying Scotsman Rally, it was back to Gleneagles again on Monday for the Press launch of BMW’s new flagship, the X7. By goad […] Read more »

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03 Apr: Ford Focus 1.0

… Ford Focus Titanium X … In the great scheme of things, the Ford Focus is not a big car although it is a full size, four door hatchback five seater. It’s not particularly heavy, comparing well with others in its class at just over 1300kgs, but to those of […] Read more »

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14 Mar: Jaguar XE AWD

… Jaguar XE Land Mark 2.0 240PS Diesel AWD Auto … Make no mistake, the Jaguar XE is a proper Jaguar. It looks like a Jag and smells like a Jag, more importantly it goes like a Jag and handles like a Jag. On that basis it would make an […] Read more »

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06 Mar: Nissan Leaf Tekna

… Nissan Leaf Tekna … The annual Geneva Motor Show is on at the moment. What used to be an expectant and exciting celebration of the automobile as we knew it and loved it has become something more of a clinical and soul-less vision of mass public transportation options. Petrol […] Read more »

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14 Feb: MG3

… MG3 … It’s not just the face that’s been lifted, but the price too. Even so, the latest MG3 range starts at just under ten thousand pounds, which has to be worth a look for those seeking a five door hatch and are on a strict budget. There’s a […] Read more »

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