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Ford Focus ST-Line Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

Well, here’s a first. When I was walking around our house to get in the new ST Line Focus which had been delivered for a week’s loan, I was stopped in my tracks by the sight of the car’s rear end. “Bloody hell,” I thought (or words to that effect). “That is a properly good-looking piece of work.” Such perceptions […]

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Ford KA+ Active, a mini SUV

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

What have you got today?” asked my friend as we came out of the pub and stood beside the car that I had driven to our lunch. “It’s a new Ford Ka,” I answered. He squinted at the badge on the back in disbelief. “This is never a Ka!” he said. “The Ka is a little thing like an egg […]

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Reviewed the Vauxhall Grandland X SUV

In Car Reviews, Vauxhall by Neil Lyndon

Neil Lyndon drives the latest family SUV from Vauxhall When was the last time anything about a Vauxhall struck you as cool? I can’t remember a single moment since the VX220 – which is going back almost 20 years. Those tailpipes aren’t, of course, entirely original. They bear a distinct resemblance to the arrangement on the rear end of the latest generation […]

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Reviewed the Peugeot 5008 and the Citroen C3 Aircross

In Car Reviews, Citroen, Peugeot by Neil Lyndon

Our local town is home to one of the most acclaimed and expensive private schools in Scotland. At school run times, therefore, the main street is like a Concours d’Elégance for expensive, show-offy cars. Maseratis vie with Teslas. In this elevated company, a Peugeot or a Citroen would be expected to look like a poor cousin. But, when I was […]

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The improved All-New Dacia Duster

In Car Reviews, Dacia by Neil Lyndon

Neil Lyndon drives the All-New Dacia Duster A considerable measure of the scuzziness that infected the original Dacia Duster has been eliminated from the new model. Oddly enough, however, I am not entirely convinced that the car is all the better for the changes. The original Duster – launched in the UK in 2013 – majored on being basic in the […]

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Reviewed the universally praised Volvo XC40 SUV

In Car Reviews, Volvo by Neil Lyndon

Neil Lyndon enjoys the Volvo XC40 so much he wants one Amid all the acclamation, however, one quality of this splendid car seems to have been overlooked: a week with an XC40 proves that it has an unexpected character as a cliché-killer. Not only does it disprove the hoary notion that absence makes the heart grow fonder; but it also […]

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Review: Vauxhall Insignia GSi Nav Sports Tourer BiTurbo estate

In Car Reviews, Vauxhall by Neil Lyndon

 Neil Lyndon hits the Scottish highlands in the Vauxhall Insignia GSi Estate  For instance, a long time ago, I knew a woman who regularly raked in a bundle of money in pubs betting drink snobs that they couldn’t tell the difference between brandy and whisky in a blind test. “Bah!” they would scoff. “My palate is so fine-tuned, I’d have no trouble […]

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My all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars

In BMW, Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Ford, Honda, Kia by Neil Lyndon

A week that includes the Kia Stinger, BMW’s i8 Roadster and the BMW M5 Competition, Honda’s Civic Type R and not one but three Honda NSXs might be offered as a top prize in a charity auction for which enthusiasts would bid thousands. Even to me, jaded and cynical as I may be, this felt like a working week that was utterly remote from the ordinary. In fact, it may have been my all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars. Neil Lyndon remembers the week that was… READ MORE