Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Sporting Audi S1 – For Grown-Ups Only

Before we start on today’s automotive delight, I’d like to give a quick salute to the Audi Press team. Not only have they loaned me the S1 you see in the images – in addition to several cars during the year – but they’ve also pushed the boat out to support an idea that’s been burgeoning in the DriveWrite brain since the Summer. More on this in due course but in the meantime, thank you Audi. Continue reading

First Look – The Dramatic Audi RS4 Avant

I make no apologies for repeating myself and the thought is not original to me but, in the motoring world – even in these over-regulated nanny-knows-best days – there is still no replacement for displacement. Today, as a case in point, we’re having a quick look at the rather astonishing 444bhp Audi RS4 powered by a normally-aspirated 4.2L FSI V8. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Continue reading

Volvo S60 – Make A Different Impression.

Cast your mind back if you can, through the mists of time to the olden days of three-day-weeks, flared trousers, punks and new romantics. If you wanted a car that was safe and dependable, you bought a Volvo, simple as that. Now, in the digital dawn of the 21st Century, Volvo are once again amongst the market leaders in automotive safety. A case in point, to give it it’s full title, is the Volvo S60 D4 Manual R-Design Nav saloon featured in the sun-dappled light of the DriveWrite images. Continue reading

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – Surprise Package

It’s a funny old world. You try to go through life with a plan yet find that Old Mother Fate has other ideas. This is how, instead of heading directly for some of the available expensive big beasts, I found myself in the Suzuki display at a major trade event earlier this year trying not one but two of their family cars. What’s more, I came away impressed and, as a consequence, I managed to arrange to have the featured car for a whole week – a Suzuki SX4 S-Cross in top-of-the-range SZ5 trim. Continue reading

Volkswagen Golf R And SV – Something For Everyone

A few years ago Volkswagen brought to the people a bigger Golf in the form of the Golf Plus – a small MPV. It was fine, but it didn’t set the world alight so now it has gone and has been replaced by the SV – a much better prospect for anyone in the market for a bigger car that is still a version of one of the best automobiles available. Continue reading

DriveWrite Revived

I thought that you might like to know what automotive delights are coming up on DriveWrite in the next few days, because I‘ve got some catching up to do. But first, those more caring readers (thanks both of you) might like to find out where the heck I’ve been. Well, I’ve been around, mostly at the dentist, enduring a tortured episode of dental issues. Haven’t much felt like writing until today. Continue reading