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Reviewed Mazda2, a giant in spirit

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

Little big car. The analogy came suggested itself because the top-spec 1.5 litre GT Sport Nav version of the Mazda2 we borrowed provided all the frills and extras you’d expect in a big luxobarge while being physically a tiddler of a supermini in the league of the Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo. Leather upholstery with tastefully subtle contrast panels? Tick. …

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Jukeing around in the Next Generation Nissan Juke

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Neil Lyndon

I bet you’ve no idea what the word Juke means? It’s even possible that Nissan themselves haven’t got a clue that the name they originally gave to their new subcompact SUV crossover in 2010 actually has a meaning. However, when I was taking my 90-year-old mother-in-law – a Scottish Borderer – out for her weekly trip to the supermarket, she …

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Mazda CX-30, a pretty reasonable compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

If you are the kind of person who sees the Porsche Cayenne Turbo as the most complete car on earth, the one that would fulfil all your needs and make every dream come true…but… If the Porsche is a nine for performance, driving dynamics, interior luxury and swank appeal, the Mazda would be somewhere between six and seven. Obviously, these …

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak – I love pick-ups

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

How do you climb up into the driver’s seat of a pickup like the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and then extricate yourself from the cabin again? It’s the same kind of thing that happens whenever I reverse a trailer or caravan. I have to do it so rarely that I always forget the correct technique in-between times and end up snaking …