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Honda Jazz Crosstar – a sophisticated compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Honda by Tom Scanlan

Twenty-one adults in a Honda Jazz! Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it. Of course, not only has size increased, but so has pretty much every other advancement the car industry has achieved. Honda has not been left behind in the slightest. With the Honda Jazz Crosstar, you get a sophisticated family …

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Kia ProCeed GT-Line – style, comfort and space

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

This means that not only do I actually make use of the cars I review, but it also means I can experience what it would be like to live with the cars, rather than simply to take them out on short ‘test circuits’ and doing the weekly shopping run with them. This week I wanted to see how it would …

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All-New Dacia Sandero Stepway

In Car Reviews, Dacia by Neil Lyndon

“How shall I recognise the car?” my daughter asked when I told her that I would be picking her up from the school bus in the All-New Dacia Sandero Stepway “Yes, but yuk,” she answered. “Well, that’s the colour of the car you’re looking for,” I said. Actually, the colour of the car that came to us on loan recently …

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Reviewed | The great looking, Mazda3 GT Sport Tech 2021

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

As good as it looks? The Mazda3, a mid-size saloon, or sedan, as they call it. The challenge for anyone in the market for a new car is working out which suits them best…there is no such thing as a bad car and Mazda is competing against so many other good cars. So you like the look; that narrows it …

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Škoda Enyaq iV 80, a fine piece of work

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Skoda by Neil Lyndon

“Is this the complete nanny state car?” asked my older daughter when I was driving her in the new Škoda Enyaq. “Have you seen all these messages mothering us?” The Škoda Enyaq didn’t annoy me that much, but its know-all self-righteousness did certainly get on my nerves, especially when its autosteer system so forcefully corrected my lines on corners that it …

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Ineos Grenadier | Coming soon to a field near you

In Car Reviews, Ineos Automotive by Peter Nunn

Powering over a ploughed field, fording a small stream, tackling a tight woodland track, the Ineos Grenadier hardly seemed to break a sweat. Probably no surprise, really, for this was a pretty gentle outing all told for this all-new yet highly traditional body-on-frame 4×4 that aims to fill the wheel tracks left by the Land Rover Defender. The original classic …

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Fiat 500 Icon, a charming electric car

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Fiat by Tom Scanlan

The electric Fiat 500 could hardly be easier to drive. In ‘Normal’ mode, it’s like a conventional fossil-fuel car. For the record, ‘Sherpa’ is another mode that limits the maximum speed to around 45mph when the batteries are getting low, along with a red warning alert. The input of power by your right foot is as smooth as could be …

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The All New Nissan Qashqai, The ‘Peoples SUV’

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Jonathan Humphrey

Arguably the first SUV happened to be the Nissan Qashqai, that was way back in 2007. Now, years on, has its popularity made it the ‘Peoples SUV’. The Qashqai makes for an attractive upgrade into the massively crowded SUV/crossover market. Qashqai has always been a strong contender. After all, it started the trend with the first Qashqai and has always …

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Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi an attractive and very versatile package

In Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

Difficult choice isn’t it?. You’re prepared to go more than £40K for a big family SUV. Kia Sorento? Yes, it could well be. The latest Kia Sorento was examined by its design and engineering team from every possible aspect to improve a car that was already very competitive in terms of what it offered for the money. The list of …

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The Suzuki Swace SZ5, a real estate car

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

A stylish Suzuki? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Looking at it outside our house, however, I was filled with admiration for the looks of the new Suzuki Swace. Ever since I first set eyes on a Pontiac Bonneville estate car in the pages of Automobile Year 1958, I have always been a sucker for the classic form of the …