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The 2019 All-New Mazda3, Stylish and Classy

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

Mazda tells us that, developing their all-new MAZDA3, they identified forty-nine areas in which to improve NVH…noise, vibration, harshness. Avoiding the question why couldn’t they have done this before on the outgoing model, that actually seemed OK, we move on to the company’s aim to raise themselves into the so-called premium sector. This would challenge (in alphabetical order) Audi, BMW […]

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All-New Seat Tarraco Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Seat by Tom Scanlan

Indeed it is already being delivered to customers. They will no doubt be told, amongst other things, that RVs (residual values) are impressive. Pricing starts at £28,335 and, including First Edition models, reaches more than £40K at the top-of-the-range. There are four versions, starting with SE, then Technology, then Excellence and topping out with Luxury. Within SEAT’s so-called EASYMOVE marketing […]

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The 2019 Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Allgrip Auto reviewed

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

And, once again, Suzuki offers a car that is as competitive as anything in its class…a particularly popular and competitive sector. The test car was the top-of-the-range version, priced at £26,149. Dual-tone paint would have added £300. The engine was the 1.4-litre Boosterjet with 140 PS and emitting 174 g/km under WLTP regulations. I found it to be particularly smooth, […]

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On the road in the BMW X4 20d M Sport

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

He reckons he is just about at home now with how to use the impressive communications technology available. He reckons the phone system is particularly good. In our test BMW X4 (BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe), I admit to not trying this out because I simply don’t like talking on a phone when I am driving. That said, […]

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All-New Suzuki Jimny 2019 Review

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

The Jimny’s traditional ladder-chassis design is significant in the car’s ability to do take on the toughest terrain. It has both front and rear rigid axles and the whole car is more strongly-built, being one-and-a-half-times torsionally stiffer than the outgoing twenty-years-old Jimny. Naturally, its ‘Allgrip Pro’ technology gives you low-ratio 4-wheel-drive with a limited slip differential. On the open road, […]

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The Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 TSi 4Drive reviewed

In Car Reviews, Seat by Tom Scanlan

If you’re lucky, you find a car that fits you like a glove. The Seat Leon ST Cupra 4Drive does that for me. The Cupra being what it is, it’s the driver who really gets the most from this machine. Tom Scanlan enjoys a rapid estate car, the Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 TSi 4Drive…READ MORE

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Reviewed the New Fiat 500X new look, tech and engines

In Car Reviews, Fiat by Tom Scanlan

The 2019 Fiat 500X has been refreshed and updated, Fiat has already decided that it needed to do something to get more customers into this SUV…so, it says, look at the refreshed styling. Tom Scanlan goes to Bristol for the UK Launch and drives two variants of the stylish Italian crossover…READ MORE

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The 2019 Honda Civic 4-Door Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Honda by Tom Scanlan

‘Dare to be different!’ says Honda. Well, you would be if you bought its latest Civic in 4-door form. It’s the first time a Civic has been produced as such for the UK market and will, in fact, most likely be found in relatively small numbers as company, rather than privately-owned, vehicles. Depending on how high up the executive chain you are, then it will be either the 6-speed manual version or the 9-speed automatic. Tom Scanlan reviews the New Honda Civic 4-door…Read More