Long Term Report – 2015 Skoda Fabia SE L 1.4 TDI DSG Auto

So, I quite like this new Fabia, or do I? They are two opinions that I’ve been switching back and forth to whilst charging up and down the M40 this month in the Skoda. The motorway cruising I mentioned in

60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Volkswagen Golf Match 1.6 TDI

While the launch of Euro-6 emissions compliant engines may seem quite rudimentary, with tweaks to ensure that the latest powerplants pass the tough new tests, in the case of Volkswagen’s latest 1.6-litre TDI engine, buyers are getting a power boost


Long Term Report – Skoda Fabia

I’ll admit it, I was quite excited upon finding out my new and first ‘official’ long termer at Diesel Car was to be the new Skoda Fabia, not least because I have a rather soft spot for Skodas of recent


60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Mitsubishi ASX ZC-M 1.6 Diesel

The march towards greater efficiency and cleanliness continues, with car makers looking at ways to meet the ever tougher regulations. Sometimes there aren’t any in-house solutions and that is what has happened at Mitsubishi with the latest incarnation of the


Long Term Report – Peugeot 308

When the idea of running a Peugeot 308 GT was floated, it was my hand that went up in the air quicker than anyone else, especially as it would be the perfect comparison car for the other vehicle in the


Long Term Report – Citroën C4 Cactus

Forget multi-million-pound advertising campaigns and expensive brand ambassadors, it turns out all a carmaker needs in order to grab everyone’s attention is a set of Airbumps. Almost everyone I know, even those with no interest in cars whatsoever, has heard


60 Second On Test Report – 2015 BMW 520d Automatic

If you thought the executive car market was already toughly fought, it’s only going to get hotter with all-new versions of the Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class waiting in the wings. It means that the Audi A6 and the BMW


Long Term Report – SEAT Leon

If you happen to spot a dark grey Leon X-PERIENCE being driven very carefully around potholes, that‘ll be me at the wheel. Last month’s unlucky tyre mishap has made me very wary of risking any chance of future damage. It’s


Long Term Report – 2015 Ford Mondeo Estate Titanium X 2.0 TDCi Automatic

You learn something new every day, and I found that out to be true on the recent Ford Galaxy launch in Sussex. I had been struggling to find a way of inputting the postcode on the satellite navigation system of


Long Term Report – Audi A4 Avant

I’m thinking of creating one of those stickers for my long-term test car, which says ‘my other car’s an Audi A4 Avant’. Actually, that’s a lie. I’m not because I’ve always thought such things completely pointless, but in my case


60 Second On Test Report – 2015 DS 3 Cabrio DStyle Nav BlueHDi 100

Who could have known that the DS 3 would be so popular. Six years on from when the DS Inside concept was first unveiled, it only seems like yesterday that the stylish little supermini burst onto the market. And with


Long Term Report – Kia Soul Maxx

Following a couple of months in which journeys were short and to the point, we at last let the Soul get some lengthier runs and breathe some foreign air, whilst it sampled fuel that is still considerably less expensive than


60 Second On Test Report – 2015 Fiat 500L Beats Edition 1.6 16v MultiJet (120)

The popularity of the Fiat 500 can’t be understated. Last year, more than 44,000 examples of the funky little hatchback and convertible found homes. And so it was a logical extension of the brand to create larger versions for buyers


60 Second On Test Report – 2015 BMW 640d M Sport Convertible Automatic

As a motor noter, it’s often difficult to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments from the German brands thanks to a constant flow of new models. BMW in particular has announced an all-new 7 Series, 2 Series Gran Tourer


Long Term Test – 2015 Audi A4 Avant SE Technik 2.0 TDI ultra

Honda created a whole advertising campaign around the fact that when something works as it should, you take it for granted – but when it fails to deliver, it really grates. That’s human nature for you. Whenever a new long-term