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Review – You’d be better off with a Kia Ceed

In Car Reviews, Kia by Neil Lyndon

At that point, some time ago, I was talking in purely theoretical terms. Having come very close to buying an Aston Martin 30 years ago and having known many Aston owners, I am painfully aware that having “a bit of money” is nothing like enough to keep one of those highest of all high-maintenance cars. You need an oil well […]

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Yeah! – The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

In Alfa Romeo, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

‘Blown away!’ ‘Wiped out!’ ‘Confused?’ That’s the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio for me after just one week… Alfa’s Porsche – eater has at its heart a 2.9-litre, 510 bhp V6 engine that can shoot you to 62 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds. Madness, really—who needs it? Ah, well there’s still room in this world for petrol-heads. And you need to […]

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The Alfas are coming, New Alfa Romeo, Stelvio and Giulia for 2020

In Alfa Romeo, Car Reviews by Peter Nunn

Southern Italy was the location for a recent big coming-out party for revised versions of the appealing Alfa Romeo Giulia sports saloon and Stelvio SUV The cars have just been announced for the UK and will go on sale in January next year. What’s new? Well plenty in terms of the interior, infotainment also the upgrading of Advanced Driver Assistance […]

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Hyundai Santa Fe Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hyundai by Neil Lyndon

As I walked away from the Hyundai Santa Fe for the last time, at the end of its week’s press loan, I turned to give it one last look. “You great lump,” I said, affectionately “To look at you, nobody would ever guess how great you are.” Standing as tall as an armoured car on vast Continental 235/55 R19 tyres, […]

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake, maybe a timeless classic

In Car Reviews, Jaguar by Neil Lyndon

How fickle are the fancies of the car lover! How cruelly our over-heated infatuations wane and our epicurean tastes grow sated and jaded. When the Jaguar XF Sportbrake first came down my drive for a week’s test loan in 2012, I thought it one of the loveliest cars I had ever set eyes upon. Following in the coupe-style of the […]

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Kia Proceed GT-Line it’s a Shooting Brake | Estate | Wagon

In Car Reviews, Kia by Neil Lyndon

“Wow!” may not be the first word that ever sprang to mind in association with a Kia but it twice came out of my mouth involuntarily with new Proceed GT-Line – once at the beginning and again at the end of my week’s test loan. The first time was over this car’s unusually handsome looks and, especially, the highly individual […]

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The rather good Nissan Micra N-Sport review

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Neil Lyndon

I was dreaming that I was in the cockpit of an ultra-secret military aircraft. Firing up the engines set off a thunderous racket and sent a row of red lights flittering across the instrument panel in front of me. Hauling on the thrust levers, I sent the aircraft zooming along the runway – at which point I realised I was […]

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The orange MAZDA MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

It’s orange and still great fun. The standard 2-litre engine is the heart in this 30th anniversary MX-5, so it can go like s**t off a shovel, if you want! Good thing I’m not six feet tall – if I was, I would be unlikely to fit comfortably into this superb little sports-car. The cabin is cosy, to say the […]