Car Reviews

2018 car registrations results are in


  1. Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. While I tend to leave my end-of-year round-up for my final blog in December, I thought it more appropriate to cut-through 2018’s ‘fake news’ and wait until the SMMT’s official new car registration data came out, to see how carmakers are faring in the UK. In truth, the data is not completely reliable, because the […]

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Skoda Kodiaq: a week at the wheel


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by James Luckhurst

    Price: £39,880 as tested
    Economy: 49.6mpg
    Quality-wise, it’s right at the top of its class.

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Dacia Duster road test


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Dave Motton

    Price: £13,195 plus VAT as tested
    Economy: 43.5mpg
    More polished and better equipped than before, the new Duster is a true bargain.

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Mitsubishi Shogun Sport road test


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by David Motton

    Price: £39,775as tested
    Economy: 32.8mpg
    Very capable in the rough, but not as polished as most rivals on the road.

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Mazda 6 road test


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by James Luckhurst

    Price: £27,795 as tested
    Economy: 44.1mpg
    The updated Mazda 6 is classy and very comfortable.

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SsangYong Musso road test


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by David Motton

    Price: £26,245 plus VAT as tested
    Economy: 32.8mpg
    The Musso is tough, good value and well equipped.

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Ford Focus road test


  1. Posted on September 27th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: £21,570 as tested
    Economy: 60.1mpg
    Straight to the top of the class for its driving calibre.

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Road test: Nissan LEAF


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: £28,066 as tested
    Range: 168miles
    Slicker styling and a bigger battery are worthwhile improvements.

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Road test: Volkswagen Polo


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: £19,535 as tested
    Economy: 58.9mpg
    Quite pricey for its dimensions but well-built and good to drive.

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Road test: Volvo XC40


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by David Motton

    Price: £34,970 as tested
    Economy: 56.5mpg
    The new Volvo XC40 is right up with the best premium SUVs of this size.

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