Car Reviews


Honda Civic Type R Review

BTCC Hero: Civic Type R Review

On and off the track with a hot Honda Blink your eyes. That was quick! About one-third of a second, typically, is the time taken by a human blink. Now here’s an amazing fact. That is precisely the same time gap that covered the first eight cars across the...

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Rapid Sensation: Ford Focus RS Review

Rapid Sensation: Ford Focus RS Review

You have probably never heard of Tyrone Johnson, but the man’s a hero. American, and an engineer, he has worked for Ford for 31 years and is vehicle engineering manager responsible for the company’s performance models. It means that he’s the key man behind the new Focus RS. Tyrone...

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Ford Transit Connect Review

Only Connect: Ford Transit Connect Review

Some vans lead lives that are harsh, brutal and short. You need only look at the occupants of a building site car park to reveal battered body panels and weary, dust-covered interiors in vehicles which, had they been cars, would still be cherished, but vans exist to serve a...

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Toyota Yaris Review: front view

The Same, But Different: Toyota Yaris Review

The Toyota Yaris is one of those generically capable modern hatchbacks that goes about its business with an understated competence. Toyota has made cars like this for generations, which get on with safely moving people from A to B with the minimum of fuss but complete reliability. Other than...

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VW Transporter Review

Van on the Run: Volkswagen Transporter Review

Vans generally have all the romance of an industrial unit filled with loo rolls, but one or two have a certain cachet thanks to their heritage. The name Transit has almost become a generic for big white vans, although Ford now applies it to four different models, some of...

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The new UK Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang: American Muscle Car

It’s a staggering fact that Ford sold a new vehicle every 30 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week last month. March is the motor industry’s bumper sales month, but even so, market leader Ford was on full throttle with its sales of cars and commercial vehicles...

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Twin and Twingo: Renault Twingo Review

Twin and Twingo: Renault Twingo Review

Some cars have more in common than they let on. Thus Seats, Audis, Skodas and VWs are related to an incestuous degree. With cars, it’s all about reducing development and production costs. Cash can also be saved by using the same bits in as many different vehicles as possible,...

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The Nissan Infiniti Q70

Car Review: The Infiniti Q70

Infiniti, Nissan’s posh car making division has been around for a bit but has yet to establish itself here in the way Lexus has. These days it sells some thoroughly decent cars, notably and the BMW 1 Series rivalling Q30, which Sue Baker has driven, but I haven’t, looks...

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