Tag Archives: family cars

Peugeot 2008, new cars, DriveWrite, car, motoring, automotive

Peugeot 2008 – Nicely Tailored For Families

Why is it, when you grab a few days away with the family to rest and take a break from work, you always come back even more exhausted? So while I ease my weary backside back into the saddle here’s something I prepared earlier and it concerns the latest iteration of the Peugeot 2008. 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

Kia Carens, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Kia Carens – Family Fun

As the former prime minister Tony Blair probably never said, I’m not really a MPV kinda guy. Essentially, I’ve been there and done that. I have ferried ankle-biters to parties and teenagers to what I believe are called ‘gigs’ (a form of boat or carriage I always thought). So although I was aware of the Kia Carens and the rising popularity of the brand, the MPV-style of vehicle did not fit into my lifestyle. Or so I thought… Continue reading

DS5, Citroen, DriveWrite Automotive

The New (Citroen) DS5 – C’est Magnifique.

I know I’ve said it before, but I like a Citroen. In fact, I own one and I’m very happy with it so I’m always pleased to receive them for evaluation. When Citroen added the DS sub-brand a few years ago it was, they said, designed to “express French style and luxury with beautiful details and exceptional quality”. Essentially, when you get past the usual automotive hyperbole, this means they wanted an upmarket version of their cars. Just like this DS5. Continue reading

Out And About With The Kia Sorento

Kia SorentoThe option-packed, range-topping Kia Sorento KX-4 featured today is very spacious. I have been in smaller apartments. In fact, I’ve lived in smaller apartments; but unlike those dives, here it’s space that is used well. Kia have delivered a very complete SUV indeed. I like it very much but the elephant in the room has a big price tag pinned to its ear. This car costs a whopping £41,000 OTR in tested form. That’s quite a lot. Continue reading

Short Drive Review – The Nissan Pulsar

West Way NissanFollowing up on the success of their Qashqai and Juke models, Nissan are now firmly back in conventional hatchback territory with the Pulsar. In terms of looks this latest offering springs no surprises and doesn’t bring anything dangerously different to a fiercely competitive sector of the automotive marketplace. As you can see from the images the Pulsar follows the accepted design thinking for the small family car and adds some discreet contours along the body line whilst retaining brand identity. Continue reading

Mitsubishi L200 Pick-Up: The Ideal Family Car?

Mitsubishi L200, driveWrite AutomotiveToday, I have to admit to bias in my review. I just love pick-up trucks. I can’t explain it. It may stem from childhood when I had not even considered being a writer or a photographer because I wanted to be – a lumberjack! Later I gleaned from a long gone television programme that part of being a lumberjack meant wearing ladies under-things. Now, endeavouring to get into ladies under-things has been part of my life’s work; just not in that way. Continue reading