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The Kia Sorento – The Sensible Seven Seater

Without laying the praise on with a trowel, it has to be said that if there was a once-a-decade ‘most improved’ prize then Kia should pick up the award. We’ve watched as the Korean company have morphed from a value-led brand to a rival for many of the mainstream cars that Europe can offer. Recently we had the pleasure of a week of mixed motoring with the flagship Kia Sorento 2.2L CRDi KX-4 Auto AWD and found it practical and capable. Continue reading

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The Gazelle And The Bull

Why it’s nearly the end of the road for real performance cars in the UK:


I recently spent the day enjoying not one but two astounding and brilliantly engineered cars. Last week was lived in the company of the Audi RS6 Performance (597bhp) with the added pleasure of an extended drive in the McLaren 650S Spider (641bhp). So, you might reasonably ask, why, you ungrateful git, are you grumbling about it? Continue reading

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The Volvo V40 R-Design – Ha en säker resa.

When you’ve done a big shop and stowed the bags in the boot of your average car, isn’t it irritating to get home only to find all the groceries strewn about like the aftermath of a grenade strike. Tins rolling around, packets splitting open and a lost root vegetable that has bounced to oblivion to rot and to smell. Wouldn’t it be good if some car maker came up with a nifty idea to stop that happening? That would be fantastic, that. Enter, stage left, the Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Pro. Continue reading

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Fuel Prices On The Up. Who’d Have Thought It?

September 2017 sees the introduction of new EU exhaust emission regulations in the wake of the VW scandal and the like. Obviously we all now know that the laboratory based emission figures for cars bear no relation to the real world. Manufacturers have been downsizing engines like mad to comply with this load of spurious baloney and have now, in some cases, got to begin up-sizing their motors to meet the challenges of legitimate and accurate emission control. Continue reading

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Five Common Misconceptions About Drinking & Driving Insurance.

Each year, thousands of drivers are convicted of driving, or being in charge of a vehicle, whilst they are over the legal alcohol limit. These types of convictions can stay on your license from 4 – 11 years. But what about drink driving insurance? There are many myths surrounding these types of insurance policies. Continue reading

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Nissan – Finger On The Pulsar

There’s a whole flotilla of quality small cars on the market these days so the Nissan Pulsar has its work cut out to impress in the highly competitive family hatchback market. The good news is that, like its bigger brothers the Qashqai and the X-Trail, the Pulsar impresses. Continue reading

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Traffic Officer DriveWrite – Road Warrior

I love driving but enough is enough. For a long time now I have complained and grumbled about driving standards on Britain’s roads but has anyone listened? No. Today I had to witness, within the space of twenty minutes, two incidences of driving idiocy. One of speeding and one of total carelessness. Both these thoughtless cretins clearly had other things on their tiny minds to bother about other road users. Continue reading

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The Case For More Civil Servants?

Now there’s a statement that would make most normal, rational people not unreasonably recoil in horror. However, police officers are civil servants too and there is a very strong case for plenty more blue on the streets. It is reported that drivers are making calls, taking selfies and tweeting behind the wheel in record numbers. Continue reading