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Skoda Superb Estate 4×4 – The Flagship’s Flagship

The first Skoda car was launched onto an unsuspecting world around 1905. It was still for sale in 1987! No, no; only kidding. We can’t do that sort of thing any more. It’s not politically correct and it’s not factually correct. The days when Skoda cars were the butt of bad jokes are long gone. The fact is, the Czech company make great cars these days and they should be on everyone’s buying short list of mainstream motors. The Superb (at least until the launch of the upcoming Kodiaq SUV) is the flagship of the range and the flagship’s flagship has got to be the Skoda Superb SE L Executive Estate 4×4 featured today. Continue reading

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Take Care With Holiday Driving

Now that the summer holidays are truly upon us, many of you are likely to be driving off into continental Europe for some hard-earned R&R. Have things changed in Europe given our recent decision? Will you find that a Five Pound note only buys one Euro? Would it be better to barter with bright beads or perhaps live goats? Whatever the welcome you receive one thing never changes: European cops hate you. Continue reading

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Northgate: Change Driving Habits To Lower The Cost Of Motoring

Leading van lease firm Northgate has advised motorists to change how they behave behind the wheel in order to bring the cost of driving down. The call comes as new research by RAC Fuel Watch revealed that the average price of unleaded petrol at forecourts across the UK had increased by 0.54p between June 24th — the day that Britain voted to leave the European Union — and July 12th. Continue reading

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Truck-Tastic: The New Isuzu D-Max Arctic Pick-Up

It’s okay to be a lumberjack. Develop that outdoor thousand-yard stare. These days humble working pick-up trucks have become much more civilised and versatile. Sure, they don’t match up to cars in the comfy ride stakes but they still have a lot to offer fun-loving families as much as industry. Trucks sold in the UK never really match up to the massive machines sold over in ‘Murica but this new Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT35 Truck is starting to look the business. Continue reading

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End Of Your Car Warranty Sparks Fear

Countless millions of motorists have been to this place of hate. Each car owner has his own place. If the driver is lucky it will be in his street. If he is unlucky (and isn’t it always the way?) the place of hate will be in a lay-by, in the rain, at night with an owl dangerously close by. It is the hated place of breakdowns. Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ – Thoughts On Driving Pleasure.

Over half a century ago the late and legendary Colin Chapman, when talking about performance in cars, said, “Simplify, then add lightness”. If around today he would no doubt be delighted by the Subaru BRZ. The BRZ was born from a desire to develop a sports car which was built only to the mantra of sheer driving pleasure. Thanks to this unwavering determination, Subaru have certainly achieved their aim. It’s a pocket rocket. Continue reading

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Automotive Horrors We Can’t Abide

Surveys. Where would we be without surveys? For example, When we have a general election the pollsters are out and about bringing us their view of the outcome. If you take their advice you can take comfort in the fact that you will be entirely wrong about the result. There is however one group that you can poll and ensure you will get an honest response. Motorists. For example, a new poll shows that within their own ranks there are persons for whom a special and long-standing disapprobation is reserved. Continue reading

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Get Your Audi R8 Spyder Now

The German brand unveiled the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Pre-sales are now starting across Europe. The base price in Germany is €179,000 (£150k). I have driven the Spyder version of the previous model and experienced the full wind-in-you-hair effect. More recently I drove the latest coupé version (here) and found that it was good. Very, very good. Continue reading

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When Jaguars Go Driverless

Put away your string-backed driving gloves old boy, you’re not going to need them. Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years, to develop and test a wide range of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year. Continue reading

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Jeep Renegade – American Style & Italian Breeding

The Jeep Renegade is chunky. In the manner of SUVs from the past it is square-cut and lantern-jawed but with 21st Century manners. The model as tested in Longitude trim (around £20k depending) is no friend of mud. That sort of business it leaves to its more off-road capable 4WD brethren which are much more up for a bit of track and trail ranging. Continue reading