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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24 Jan: Ford Ka+ Active

… Ford Ka+ Active … Folk who complain about the Ford Ka being too small need their butts kicked and that includes certain journalists who write about motoring – as opposed to motoring journalists who write about cars. If you want more room, buy a bigger motor. If you need […] Read more »

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15 Jan: Kia Ceed

… Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi … No more apostrophes, remember the Cee’d? And no need for gimmicks. If anyone still harbours any doubts about Korean built cars then the latest Ceed from Kia should dispel those anxieties immediately. Cover up the badges and it would flummox a new buyer. This […] Read more »

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08 Jan: Mazda MX5 GT

… Mazda MX5 GT Sport Nav+ … I know it’s not British, and it’s certainly not made from fibreglass, but the Mazda MX5 is surely the spiritual successor to the original Lotus Elan. Small, perfectly formed, and not overburdened with excessive amounts of power, this is a car with handling […] Read more »

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30 Dec: Range Rover PHEV

… Range Rover Sport Si4 PHEV … Highlight of the year … Like any other job, working as a motoring journalist has its highs and lows. Most of my friends think it’s glamorous. Perhaps it was – once! Not any more. These days motoring journalists can often spend more time […] Read more »

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