Category Archives: Diesel

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Three Mazda Cars Outside Tetbury Gloucestershire

Near a small town nestling in the Cotswolds an event took place late last year that was to establish the brand Mazda firmly on my list that is headed, ‘Really Good Cars’. DriveWrite tried three, all with different niches in mind and they all stood tall. Continue reading

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Exciting New Bi-Turbo Touring From Alpina

In a world …of squat, bland crossovers a big tourer stands out like a sleek athlete in a burger bar. It certainly seems clear to me that my preference and fondness for big, fast estate cars shows no sign of abating. Good. Let’s hope it stays that way and that Alpina continue doing their good works for the benefit of motoring mankind. Continue reading

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Impressions Of The SEAT Ateca

I sometimes grumble about the automotive crossover sector. You may have noticed. The SEAT Ateca, the subject of today’s review, won a ‘Crossover of the Year’ award in 2017 but, in my view, to call it a ‘crossover’ does it a disservice. It’s better than that. I rate it as a proper SUV, especially as featured here with all-wheel drive (optional). In fact, last year the car garnered 53 distinctions overall; that’s the true seal of approval. In short, it’s a hit. Continue reading

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Is There Still A Reason For Owning An SUV?

When the concept of the Sports Utility Vehicle, or SUV as they have become known, was first introduced it implied a certain off-road ruggedness. With four-wheel drive they seemed to suggest the pursuit of The Great Outdoors. Continue reading

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List of Low Emission Petrol Cars for 2018

Are you looking to buy a new fuel-efficient car but are also concerned about its effects on the environment? Then low emission cars are meant for you! But let’s first understand the meaning of a low emission vehicle. Continue reading

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Clean Air Zones: what are they and where will they be?

In October this year, Oxford announced its plans to become the world’s first zero emissions city zone – they aim to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the city centre area by 2020. This suggests the UK are serious about rolling out their plans to ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in an attempt to clean up the UK’s air quality. Oxford isn’t the only city looking to introduce clean air zones either. The government has revealed five UK cities that plan to have a clean air zone by 2020, including Birmingham, Southampton and Leeds. Continue reading

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Redex: Is There Still A Place For It In Your Garage?

Redex Engine Cleaner has, in one form or another, been around for a long time. It is a name that many older motorists will certainly recall and indeed their fathers before them. Historically, fuel additives like Redex have been used to combat the damaging effects to engines of using inferior fuels. Continue reading

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Citroen C3 Is A Real Surprise

This pleases me. I like a car that, whilst competing deep within the supermini sector, offers a little bit of flair and individuality that sets it apart. Such is the case with the Citroen C3 you see here, loaned to me in the top-specification Flair trim (see below). Admittedly I’m biased, being a fan of the brand and indeed a Citroen owner but this car has real merit in my opinion. Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Shogun – When The Going Gets Tough etc

The Mitsubishi Shogun is one of the last of its kind. An ageing off-roader that has served with distinction many motorists and country dwellers who needed a true four-wheel drive automotive leviathan. Continue reading

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Peugeot 308 SW Has Space To Spare

Car reviews are only ever one person’s opinion. What suits one jaded journo may not suit another. By and large though the Peugeot 308 SW with its vast boot has garnered praise across the board without generating a whole lot of excitement. That’s how I think of it too. If it were food the car would be a cheese sandwich or a fruit bun; no real taste sensations yet they deliver a feeling of being satisfied. That’s the thing about the 308 Station Wagon, it delivers on comfort, economy and space and is the ideal vehicle for getting the job done without fuss. Ah, I seem to have reached a conclusion at the beginning; never mind, let’s press on with…. Continue reading