Car Reviews

Electrified Cars – Part 1: Confusion reigns (February 2020)


  1. Posted on March 11th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Regardless of your view on the various environmental debates involving air pollution and climate change, you are likely to have noticed an increase in the choice of electrified motor cars, since the first hybrid vehicles arrived from their Japanese manufacturers twenty years ago. Today, it is reported that over half of drivers are considering either […]

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Road test: VW Arteon


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by James Luckhurst

    Price: c£24,795 as tested
    Economy: 48.7mpg
    Good looking, quiet and efficient: but the 1.5 petrol engine struggles

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Road test: Suzuki Jimny


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by David Motton

    Price: c£17,999 as tested
    Economy: 35.8mpg
    Seemingly unstoppable in the wilds, no more than mediocre on the road

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Road test: Seat Tarraco


  1. Posted on April 1st, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Al Suttie

    Price: c£29,330 as tested
    Economy: 37.2mpg
    Up there with the best in its class for comfort and driving pleasure

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Road test: Peugeot Rifter


  1. Posted on April 1st, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by James Luckhurst

    Price: £25,754 as tested
    Economy: 65.7mpg
    If you need that much space, then wouldn’t a van make more sense?

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Road test: Nissan Qashqai


  1. Posted on April 1st, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by James Luckhurst

    Price: £31,390 as tested
    Economy: 49.4mpg
    Top marks for all-round capability, comfort and smart good looks.<

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Road test: Mazda MX-5


  1. Posted on April 1st, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker
    Price: c£24,795 as tested
    Performance: 6.5secs 0-62
    Mm, mm… the best is now even better!

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Road test: Jaguar I-Pace


  1. Posted on April 1st, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: £63,495 as tested
    Economy: 292miles
    Jaguar joins the electric car scene with a highly desirable model… at a price

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Road test: Audi Q3


  1. Posted on March 27th, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: c£34,000 as tested
    Economy: TBCmpg
    The Q3 looks sharper, has a better cabin and drives well but not memorably

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Road test: Honda Civic


  1. Posted on March 27th, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Al Suttie

    Price: £22,590 as tested
    Economy: 83.1mpg
    Honda mounts a decent case for the saloon, with space and restrained looks.

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