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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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Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

In Car Reviews, Land Rover by Neil Lyndon

Not so long ago, the arrival of a new Discovery Sport for a week’s loan would be a moment of unbridled celebration. “How lucky we are!” we would have told each other, while our neighbours looked sourly over the fence at the evidence of our abundant good fortune or studiously stared at their feet when we drove past. Now, alas, […]

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Citroen C5 Aircross Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Citroen by Neil Lyndon

Orange highlights on the Citroen C5 Aircross…on any car they always make me feel faintly itchy, as if a wasp is crawling under my shirt on the skin between my shoulder blades. Like light tan shoes with a dark suit, they strike me as a fashion solecism which will look embarrassingly daft in about ten minutes from now. They are […]

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Ford Focus Vignale, sumptuously luxurious

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

It’s big. It’s beautiful. It drives like a dream. Its name carries a sophisticated hint of Italy. It’s got darkened rear windows, the flashest wheels and the grooviest paint job on the street. And, at £31270, nobody could ever say it was cheap. What is it? It is (breathe the words in a whisper) a Ford Focus – though you […]

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Ford EcoSport ST-Line 1.5 EcoBlue TDCI Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

Guess the identity of this car. It has – A contrasting roof and body paint (roof in shimmering black, body in what the manufacturers justifiably call Lightning Blue). A full body styling kit (which means special wing badges, door threshold plates and front grille, along with tinted glass, rear spoiler and polished tailpipe). Eighteen-inch alloy wheels with that edgy machined […]