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Peugeot 508 SW review – an estate car with boot-loads of style

Peugeot 508 SW review – an estate car with boot-loads of style

I’m a sucker for an estate car – always have been – and I can’t think of a car that hasn’t been improved by the addition of a station wagon-style back end. The Peugeot 508 is no exception. In fastback form it is one of the most stylish and attractive models in its class and […]

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Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way

Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way

With a new Subaru Forester due in the UK late 2019 you could forgive the Japanese all-wheel drive specialists for running down the clock and shifting focus onto other models like the XV compact crossover, or the Outback estate. But the Forester SUV is still a key part of Subaru’s lifestyle-focused UK line-up and, instead, […]

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Isuzu D-Max review – a plain but practical pick-up

Isuzu D-Max review – a plain but practical pick-up

One of the first test cars I ever drove was an Isuzu Rodeo Denver, more than a decade ago. It was a be-chromed top-of-the-range model designed to capitalised on the relatively new craze for double-cab pick-ups to double up as family transport. That craze is still going strong but the uninspiring Rodeo has long been […]

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Jeep Renegade Limited review – Limited in more ways than one

Jeep Renegade Limited review – Limited in more ways than one

Jeep is a name with a long, proud history. The brand was born from the American military’s demand for a small tough vehicle and subsequent consumer desire for something similar. At its core for the last 70 years has stood the civilian Jeep (CJ) and later Wrangler models but like every brand Jeep has had […]

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Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 4

Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 4

Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 1 Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 2 Peugeot 5008 long-term test month 3 So, our time with Peugeot’s largest SUV is at an end. Over the past few months it has handled the regular school run carrying three kids, long-distance drives with between one and six on board, been used […]

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Volkswagen T-Cross review – latecomer storms to the front of the pack

Volkswagen T-Cross review – latecomer storms to the front of the pack

It won’t have escaped your attention, but the world appears to have gone ‘compact crossover mad’. Everywhere you look, the car parks are chockfull of the baby SUVs. And if that concerns you, I have bad news: it’s about to get even worse. However, and more importantly, the good news is the latest arrival promises […]

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SsangYong Musso review

SsangYong Musso review

Musso is Korean for Rhino, apparently, which explains why the name has ended up attached to SsangYong’s intimidating-looking pick-up truck and not some pocket-sized city car. It’s a fitting name for a model designed to face the rigours of farms and building sites, although our high-spec Saracen model is also kitted out to handle family […]

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Skoda Fabia review – a mature decision

Skoda Fabia review – a mature decision

Since its launch in 1999 the Skoda Fabia has been inextricably linked to the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, sharing its chassis, engines and more with the other two VW group superminis. While the VW has always been the “premium” model and Seat the youthful one, the Fabia (surprising vRS models asides) has sat somewhere […]

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Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary

Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary

It’s fair to say that recent months have marked a bit of a breakthrough in electric cars, with a host of new manufacturers bringing EVs to market. But for Nissan, EVs are nothing new and its Leaf is already onto its second generation as other companies just get going with their first. The first generation […]

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Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

In the same week that I drove the Abarth 595 esseesse, I also drove the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio. That the 179bhp front-drive hot hatch left as big a grin on my face as the 503bhp rear-drive super saloon says either a lot about me or about what a great job Abarth’s tuners have done. The […]

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