Category Archives: Car reviews

Jaguar F-Type, F-Pace, sports cars, green cars, Jaguar, DriveWrite, Automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog

Jaguar F-Type 4-Cylinder: A Sports Car Too Far?

DriveWriting as devil’s advocate about the new Jaguar F-Type…

Jaguar are on a roll these days. Car after car spill off the design board to delight waiting customers. With the splendid F-Pace, Jaguar have achieved the highest accolade as the big SUV is voted Car Of The Year. Well deserved hugs all round. Continue reading

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Falling Down Stairs And Being Car Sick

You won’t see any car reviews here for a while. There’s a reason for that. You see, when you are a car enthusiast the prospect of a drive in something tasty engenders a feeling within akin to that of a kid in a sweet shop. The prospect of the open road and the roar of the engine coupled with the feel of the wheel in your hand and the smell of the admiring crowd, all build to a crescendo in your mind: but there are dangers, as I have discovered. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Leasing A Car

Leasing a car is a relatively new method of financing, but it does have plenty of benefits. Not only do you drive away with the latest model, but you could you save yourself money, and add a maintenance package, so that with car leasing all you would need to do is purchase insurance cover and add fuel. Continue reading

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Elon Musk: Saint Or Sinner?

Growing up from childhood with a name like Elon Musk must imbue the name-holder with a certain degree of self-confidence in the sense that the global schoolboy is not going to let that one go without a crack at a spoonerism or anagram. In the case of today’s Elon Musk, that is certainly the case. Continue reading

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The Audi A1 Is Just That.

I am of the firm belief that if you took all the variants of all the Audi cars on sale today and lined them up, they would girdle the earth; there’s that much choice from the German brand’s catalogue. At the start of the line observers will see the tiny Audi A1. According to a dictionary (Yup. Still using one), A1 means ‘Very good or well. Excellent’. If a ship is described as A1 it means it is equipped to the highest standard. The definition applies here. Continue reading

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross: Friendly Persuasion

I don’t know if it’s just me (it usually is) but I always enjoy driving a Suzuki. The Japanese company seem to have found a way to inject friendliness into the DNA of their vehicles; that is the only way I can describe it. Suzuki cars are easy on the eye and easy to drive and put me in a good mood. Such is the case with today’s example, the crossover-like Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (in SZ-T trim), in this case with a lively 1.0L Boosterjet engine. Continue reading

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DS3 Performance: Trés Chic, Trés Quick

A little while ago I wrote (HERE to be precise) that I had lost that lovin’ feeling when it comes to the hot hatch sector. I stand by what I wrote because I feel that manufacturers seem to be in the middle of a ‘who can make the fastest hot hatch’ competition at, imho, the expense of good old-fashioned fun. The DS3 Performance featured here with 202bhp is by no means the fastest or most aggressive and there is much to like with the car; but I still feel it has a surfeit of performance at the expense of driving enjoyment. Continue reading

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The Volvo V90: The Cream In Your Coffee

In the UK, the classic Volvo estate was once a stalwart of countryside antiques emporiums whilst doubling as transport for Labrador dogs. Times change and now Volvo has changed with them courtesy of the latest V90. Designed to take on the premium German brands at their own prestige game, the big Volvo V90 has a subtle yet distinctive Swedish aesthetic with an interior that is both tasteful and cosseting. Continue reading

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Hot Hatch Love Lost?

At the time of writing this I am driving a DS3 Performance. That’s it above. With its Parisian boulevardier looks and feisty engine it is the very epitome of a hot hatch. There’s much I like and some things I like not. I’ll write a pretty positive review soon; but there’s a problem. Continue reading

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I Have No Plans To Buy Another Car

As a motoring writer I am privileged to have regular access to many cars from many manufacturers. Almost every week that passes will find me in a different motor with a few other one day drives thrown into the equation. I can see that it is in some ways an enviable position to be in and for that I am grateful; but this good fortune is not the reason why I have no plans to buy another car. Continue reading