Volkswagen Polo GTI Hot Hatch

Volkswagen Polo GTI Volkswagen Polo GTI The Volkswagen Golf GTI has carved out its own place in automotive history, yet still retains an enormous appeal for discerning motorist. This ‘hot hatch’ is seen as the standard bearer of this niche sector, but Volkswagen have shown how eager they are to expand the range by giving the Polo the [...] Continue reading →

Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris OH, they grow up so fast, don’t they? It seems like only yesterday the Toyota Yaris first wowed the crowds and scooped up all those awards (yes, even more than Robbie Williams at the Brit Awards). It may be hard to believe, but that was over ten years ago – yes, Robbie and [...] Continue reading →

SsangYong Korando Review

SsangYong Korando Korando marks return to form for SsangYong SsangYong, like many motoring companies, have endured a few lean years. Indeed, the Korean manufacturer have felt the pinch more than most, but are equally confident they can turn things around with a bold stab at the ever-growing crossover market in the form of the Korando. Keen to [...] Continue reading →

Kia Sportage Review

KIA Sportage Sportage has found the Kia to cracking crossover market IF there’s one thing Kia doesn’t lack it’s ambition. Indeed, the Korean manufacturer’s slogan ‘the power to surprise’ could not be more apt for their stab at the crowded 4×4 crossover market, the Sportage 1.7 CRDi 3. For years, Kia traded on a cheap and cheerful [...] Continue reading →

Kia Optima Review

Kia Optima Optima holds the Kia to affordable luxury saloons Kia are continuing to trade in their cheap and cheerful image for something a bit stylish and classy with the new Optima.  It’s certainly a better stab at gaining a foothold in the large saloon market than their previous attempt, the Magentis – which sounded more some [...] Continue reading →

Crysler Ypsilon Review

Crysler Ypsilon 0.9 TwinAir The small car that thinks big CARS can be unpredictable and even the most reliable can give you headaches over time. But most aren’t much to look at and few motors turn heads quite like the Crysler Ypsilon 0.9 TwinAir. Whilst it hasn’t quite fallen into the Marmite category of say the Fiat Multipla from [...] Continue reading →

Skoda Superb Estate Review

Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI Superb is quietly super When you name a car Superb, you have to be pretty confident that it’s going to live up to name. Well, Skoda aren’t short on confidence as they have managed to completely revolutionise the perception of their brand in the last 10 years. The Superb may not have set pulses racing [...] Continue reading →

Peugeot 206 Review

Peugeot 206 review Small and Mighty Deceptively small, the Peugeot 206 packs a powerful punch and shouldn’t dismissed as just another small car. It has exceptional performance for its class, very low running costs and, in an increasingly popular second-hand market, retains excellent sell-on value. Road tax and car insurance are usually quite low for the 206, so [...] Continue reading →

SEAT Ibiza Estate Review

SEAT Ibiza ST 1.4 SE The Practical, Yet Cool Estate Car You would think that making an estate version may cramp the Seat Ibiza’s style somewhat, but nothing could be further from the truth. Before, we used to think of estates as long, lumbering versions of nippy hatchbacks or sleek saloons. But, these days designers have brought style up the [...] Continue reading →
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