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First Drive 2014 Ford Tourneo Connect Game Changer

In Car Reviews, Fashion, Ford, Lifestyle by Jonathan Humphrey

Back from the First Drives of the New Ford Tourneo Connect the new addition to Ford’s popular range of vans and people carriers Heavily into launching new cars in the last 12 months, the Ford Tourneo Connect being the eighth. Sometimes cars come out that create their own niche. The ready for anything segment, live life to the full, plenty …

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Review of the MINI Paceman CooperS

In Car Reviews by Chris Lilly

Where do you start with writing a road test of the MINI Paceman? I would love that to be a rhetorical question, a device to lure you, good reader, into this review. The only problem is that I don’t really know the answer. In my defence, Mini doesn’t help me. As another spin-off from the ever popular Mini brand, the …

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Nissan Juke Nismo Review

In Car Reviews by Chris Lilly

For those of us who like their cars and all things automotive, there are few better pieces of news than when a manufacturer makes a quick car quicker. So when that company is Nissan and the in-house performance division Nismo is involved, it’s music to petrol-heads’ ears. The car in question is not, unfortunately, the blistering Nissan GT-R but the …

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Peugeot RCZ Sport THP200 Coupé

In Car Reviews by Bill Dent

I approached the RCZ with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. How would this stylish machine, crouching aggressively on the tarmac in front of me, compare with my great (possibly rose-tinted?) memories of 1.9 205 GTI ownership.  And might I look like a hairdresser? Initial signs were all positive – the children clamoured to be taken on the school run …

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Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid

In Car Reviews by Chris Lilly

The Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is the latest model from Mercedes to receive the green treatment from its engineers. Car Reviewed – Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid Based on the not-exactly-new E Class Saloon, the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid features so much important technology that it is a key new addition to the Mercedes’ range. In fact, …

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Citroen DS 3 Cabrio Review – Lighten Your Life

In Car Reviews by Jonathan Humphrey

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio, a convertible for all weathers The car tested was the Citroen DS 3 Cabrio DSport THP 155 6 speed manual in Polar White with Infinite Blue Roof The DS 3 is one of Citroen’s Premium DS range bringing style in abundance. One of the first to introduce those smart daylight running lights added in a cool …

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Review of the Audi RS4 Avant

In Car Reviews by Chris Lilly

A British man walks up to an Audi engineer in 1994 and ask’s ‘What do you get if you cross an estate with a supercar?’ The German with a typical display of Teutonic humour replies ‘Hold on ze one tick Herr Englander, I shall go unt find out.’ The response is the worst punch-line to a joke ever created but …

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Review Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design

In Car Reviews by Jonathan Humphrey

Great Company, Sharp and Sporty the Volvo XC60 R-Design I was fortunate to have some long drives ahead when I tested this car. Its bold chunky looks with the trademark rear end curvy shoulders, distinctive and clearly recognisable – Volvo. The R-Design model brings a more tuned sports chassis with stiffer dampers, larger 20″ Cratus Alloy wheels and a sharp …

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Renault Captur 2013 Tested

In Car Reviews by Chris Lilly

Late but best dressed the new Renault Captur Normally a company that can spot a niche sector from 100 miles away, the new Captur only arrives after cars such as the Nissan Juke have been around for a while. When you consider that the Renaults Espace and Scenic introduced the world to the idea of the MPV and mini-MPV respectively, …

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RenaultSport Clio 200 Turbo Road Test

In Car Reviews by Chris LillyLeave a Comment

I have been extremely lucky recently in that I have been able to drive three of the best hot hatches on the market – with the RenaultSport Clio being the latest. The one I tested came in the tricky-to-describe yellow that is in the photos – a colour that I bizarrely like and is a curious metallic mustard in hue. …