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The McLaren 570S Spider: The Last Supercar

I should qualify that. The McLaren 570S Spider as featured here is the last supercar I think I will ever drive. ‘Are you mad?’ I hear you ask; well, maybe, depends on who you ask, but that has nothing to do with why I am done with the supercar sector.

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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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Honda Civic Sport Plus: Now It’s Just Right

Both of the previous two incarnations of the modern era Honda Civic have been very good cars. When all about them boxy hatchbacks thrived the Swindon based company went for a stylish dart shape which proved to be very popular right down to the triangular exhaust outlets. Continue reading

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Lamborghini vs Ferrari: What Are the Key Differences Between These Car Giants?

If you were asked to name two of the most famous and beloved sports car manufacturers, you’d probably come up with Lamborghini and Ferrari. It’s not exactly hard to see why. They’ve dominated this scene for such a long time, and both companies have created and sold countless cars that can’t fail but to impress. But what are the key differences between these two automotive giants? It’s time to find that out right now. 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

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Volkswagen Scrappage Scheme

Following the news that the UK government plans to clear up air pollution across the UK, many manufacturers, including Volkswagen, have started to introduce diesel scrappage schemes to encourage British car owners to trade in their old diesel cars for new upgraded models. Continue reading

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Ford Fiesta: Ahead Of The Race

Way, way back in the dark, coal-burning pre-internet days of the Twentieth Century when we purchased cars from local dealers or out of the newspaper small ads, the Ford Motor Company introduced a vehicle to get into the burgeoning small car market that followed the 1973 fuel crisis. It was revealed in 1975 as the Ford Fiesta and from 1976 began to sell like hot cakes. Many versions on, it still does. Continue reading

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Artisan Cars

First there was wheat. Then someone said, “I know, let’s grind it up, mix it with water and yeast and cook it. We could call it ‘bread’. And that’s pretty much how things stood for centuries, until someone decided that it would be better if they removed most of the nutritional value, cooked it over water so that is was steamed, slice it, wrap it and stick it on a shelf where it will last for ages and thus be more cost effective. Welcome to the modern world. Continue reading

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New Nissan Micra: Super Supermini

Five generations of the Nissan Micra have shown the car to be a worthy, if dull, contender in the small car stakes. It sold very well and was sound and reliable and all that but couldn’t really shake of that fuddy-duddy image. That’s all changed now. Ignore the rather silly ‘accomplice’ TV ad and instead concentrate on the many good points of this very attractive car. Continue reading

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Suzuki Swift: Great Value Supermini

All versions of the good-looking Suzuki Swift tip the scales at well under 1000kg thus delivering a lively and fun driving experience from the available economic engines. I liked the previous model a lot and this new one improves on that across the board. The test car, in top-of-the-range SZ5 trim, came loaded with extras (see the full spec below) and still cost under £16k, making this supermini tremendous value. Continue reading