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Ford Focus 1.0L handsome with an adorable engine

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

With its low roof, its long, slenderly dipping bonnet-lines – faintly reminiscent of a classic Allard – and its lustrous Chrome Blue paint job, shimmering in Spring sunshine, this car looked way too posh and stylish to be the humble Focus I was expecting. “Surely that’s too big to be a Focus?” I thought. “And surely too handsome?”. There was […]

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Jaguar XE Landmark Edition intelligent and AWD

In Car Reviews, Jaguar by Neil Lyndon

Those words came back to me while I was hammering the Jaguar XE Land Mark Edition AWD along deserted forest roads in Scotland last week. The car and I weren’t anywhere close to 10/10ths – probably somewhere between 6 and 7 – but, even so, I was thinking “It won’t be long before nobody will be allowed to do this […]

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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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MG ZS Compact SUV Reviewed

In Car Reviews, MG by Neil Lyndon

My initial approach to the MG ZS which came to me on loan last week was shaped entirely by prejudice. For no good reason at all, I detested it on sight. “This not an MG,” I subconsciously seethed, while gazing scornfully at the anonymous-looking SUV on my drive and the large, octagonal MG badge on the tail which also functions […]

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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 […]