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Subaru Times Two

I may have mentioned before that I am partial to a Subaru. (A passing lady of my long-term acquaintance has just looked over my shoulder and said, “Only about a million times”, before moving on. A bit over-exaggerated I thought). The Subaru brand has traditionally been popular among a dedicated core of buyers. Marketing is targeted towards specific niches centered on those who want the company’s signature drive-train, in particular the outdoors enthusiast and affordable sports car markets. Continue reading

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Estate Car vs SUV: And The Winner Is…

Over the last however many years we have seen the inexorable rise and rise of the SUV. These big beasts are now ubiquitous on our roads and I have a problem with them. In the early days they were promoted as being somehow rugged and outdoorsy when they patently were not. Nobody is fooled by that any more. Continue reading

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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

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer With Added Bite

After many years of being one of the also-rans in the hatchback stakes the latest version of the Vauxhall Astra has impressed everyone with good ride and trim quality and a very smart new suit of clothes. I often prefer estate car versions of hatchbacks and the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (tested here in SRi Nav, 1.6i 200PS Turbo S/S trim) is no exception. Continue reading

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Subaru Outback – The Outsider Impresses

At the risk of repeating myself, I like a Subaru. With the possible exception of the XV, there isn’t a car in the range I wouldn’t be pleased to own. It’s not easy to pinpoint why. They are not noted for their cutting edge design and the like, it’s just that they feel solid and dependable, as if they could motor on forever. Continue reading