The Volkswagen Passat

Middle Class Hero – Volkswagen Passat Review

Although VW had been making the Passat since 1973, it was only in its mid-1990s B5 guise, where it gained a tastefully handsome body, a range of then ultra-modern diesel engines, classy interiors and lava lamp blue/purple instrument lighting that the car really came of age.   It was...

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Mini Convertible

Embracing the Great Outdoors: Mini Convertible Review

Summer’s coming, eventually. Within the next few weeks the tops will start dropping on all those glamorous cabriolets that zoom through the winter months snugly shut against the fickle British weather. Apart from a few hardy drop-top owners, that is, who like to embrace the great outdoors all year...

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Volvo’s XC90's new plug-in model

Plug-in Volvo: Volvo XC90 T8 Review

When you hear that a car is ‘Twin Engine’, it’s enough to set the imagination alight. What’s this, a 150 mph supercar with a couple of engines strapped together for double the performance? Some exotic new racing car with conjoined machinery and acceleration like a rocket? The reality is...

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Old School Ties: BMW M235i Review

Old School Ties: BMW M235i Review

Once, BMW was entirely predictable. It made conventionally good looking, shark-nosed cars with rear wheel drive that could be a bit tail happy in the wet. They were well built, often had lovely petrol engines and clinically efficient interiors that all looked very similar.   Each new 3 and...

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Grace, Space, Pace: Jaguar XJ Review

Grace, Space, Pace: Jaguar XJ Review

It has been a while since Jaguar last trumpeted its famous ‘Grace, space, pace’ slogan. Dreamed up in the 1950s, it defined the way Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons wanted the brand to be known, and has been hailed as one of the five most inspirational car slogans of...

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Flood Damaged Cars: Should you buy one?

Flood-Damaged Cars: Should You Buy & How to Sell

Many people across the UK have recently suffered the effects of flooding in their local areas which has damaged their homes, swamped their gardens and affected their working lives. In areas where water levels raised particularly high, extensive flood damage has occurred to cars and other vehicles, in many...

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Playing Safe: Honda Jazz and Toyota Avensis

Playing Safe: Honda Jazz and Toyota Avensis

How times have changed on the car buying scene. It used to be looks and performance that dominated the decision making. Now, though, economy and safety have accelerated their way towards the front of many buyers’ wish lists. So it’s interesting that this week the Volvo XC90 has been...

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