Category Archives: Car reviews

McLaren, 650S, Super Series, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

New McLaren Super Series At Geneva

Back in November I had the opportunity to drive the McLaren 650S in Spider form (HERE). It was, as you might expect, a superb example of automotive prowess and a great experience. Not content to rest on their supercar laurels, for McLaren Automotive a new era will begin this March with the launch of the second generation of its Super Series at the Geneva International Motor Show. Continue reading

Volkswagen Polo, supermini, VW, Polo, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

Volkswagen Polo – A Match For Any Supermini

Whenever a prospective buyer considers a choice of supermini hatchbacks, the first thought is of the evergreen Fiesta and with very good reason. In fact, this segment of the car market is awash with decent small cars but, instead of the Ford, perhaps at the top of any short list should also be the Volkswagen Polo, voted the 2016 supermini of the year.. Continue reading

Audi RSQ3, Performance, crossover, SUV, new cars, 4x4, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, car, blog

Audi RSQ3 – Pocket-Sized Performance

If Audi see the tiniest gap in the car market they clearly feel compelled to fill it. Buyers of the more enthusiastic style of small hatch are already catered for by the German brand’s brilliant hot pocket rocket, the RS3. Thus it seems to me that to make, effectively, a taller version of the same thing seems wilfully pointless. So why do I love the Audi RSQ3 Performance so? Continue reading

Subaru BRZ, sports car, new car, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, driving

Subaru BRZ Sports Coupé Even Better For 2017

It is a well-known fact that I like a Subaru. I may have mentioned this before. I may even have mentioned mentioning this before too, if memory serves. Their whole range appeals to me especially the Subaru BRZ sports coupé which offers a proper old-school driving experience as I discovered here. Now it has been updated with a comprehensive list of upgrades to further cement BRZ as the driver’s car of choice. Continue reading

Edge, Ford, SUV, 4x4, crossover, new cars, American cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, driving, car, blog

Ford Take Us To The Edge

Today’s car is the Ford Edge, arguably the most American-looking of the the SUV class available to euro-buyers. Reaction among reviewers has been mixed. I sometimes wonder if reviewers don’t sometimes forget who is buying the car. Further on I mention some of the dashboard plastics. I wonder how many purchasers will even notice? I’m biased of course because I like big American trucks so I guess I was sold on the car at first sight. Continue reading

Yeti, Skoda, SEAT, VW, Volkswagen, SUV, Crossover, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring. cars, blog

New Skoda Yeti. It Just Won’t Be The Same

Driving past a local Skoda dealer (whose name will never be spoken) I noticed a nice line of vehicles in two-tone paint jobs. Not like the slightly odd Peugeot ‘Coupe Franche’ design but rather a proper old school two colour design. It looks great and very individual indeed on various models including our old favourite, the Skoda Yeti. Continue reading

Skoda Octavia Scout, Skoda, 4x4, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

Skoda Octavia Scout – Practical Power & Purpose

I like a Skoda. I may have mentioned this before. They are competitively priced, well made and always surprisingly commodious. The Skoda Octavia Scout featured here is no different and is, in my opinion, worthy of consideration, especially for country dwellers. The regular Octavia Estate if fine but if you need a little more ground clearance and the benefits of intelligent four-wheel drive then the Scout is for you. Continue reading

Audi RS6 Performance, Avant, fast car, estate car, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog, new cars

Audi RS6 Performance: What’s That…

I rarely take strong drink. This is because I obviously spend a lot of my time driving and as we know all too well these two pleasures of the flesh don’t mix. This is both a blessing and a curse to me. It is a blessing because I don’t get to consume much alcohol and it is a curse because I don’t get to consume much alcohol. Continue reading

Kia Sorento, new cars, SUV, seven-seats, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

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