Car Reviews, Estate

Volvo V90 Power Pulse Review

10 Sep , 2017  

Volvo have totally outshone the competition since releasing the stunning new XC90. Continuing with the S90 the V90 was next on our review list. Coupling the bold Swedish looks of the S90 with cavernous cargo lugging abilities what was there to dislike? We tested a range topping D5 PowerPulse AWD in R-Design trim. Its two […]

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Car Reviews, Estate

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT Line S Review

25 Jul , 2017  

Kia Optima’s aren’t exactly a common sight on the road, but what about the estate version? Well, I think I’ve only seen two since launch. They’re a unicorn alright. After loving the latest Optima we thought we’d take the Sportwagon on a long weekend away.     Looks There’s something about estates, that when done […]

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Car Reviews, Estate, Sports

SEAT Leon Cupra 300 Review

1 May , 2017  

It’s always been a tricky balancing act for the VW Audi Group. All four brands want to offer performance vehicles, but each has to find their own place in the market, making sure they don’t undercut the two big boys – VW or Audi. SEAT have always done well in this marketplace. They started with […]

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Car Reviews, Estate

2015 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review

6 Sep , 2015  

Launching way back in 2008 the Vauxhall Insignia replaced the ageing Vectra and consigned the badge famously tarnished by Clarkson to the history books. It underwent a facelift in 2013 and has latterly been fitted with Vauxhall’s new Euro 6 engines. Spacious, middling-to-good looks and well equipped, it’s precisely placed to compete with the VW […]


4x4, Estate, Hatchback

Seat Leon X-Perience Review – Rugged Lifestyle

28 Mar , 2015  

So you are 30something married with maybe a kid or two. You enjoy the great outdoors and want a car to help you enjoy life. Seat think they have the car for you. Seat invited us along to the Forest of Dean to try out the new soft-roader version of the stylish Leon ST. The […]


Car Reviews, Estate, Sports

Volvo V60 Polestar Review – Savage Swede

21 Mar , 2015  

For the uninitiated Polestar are to Volvo what AMG are to Mercedes. Bred from race heritage they cook up ridiculously fast versions of Volvo’s already rapid T6 models. We have been aching to get ourselves into one for the last year; finally as 2014 drew to a close we got one to ourselves for a […]


Car Reviews, Estate, Saloon

2015 Volkswagen Passat Review – Refined

8 Jan , 2015  

Reps rejoice, your chariot has received an upgrade…and never mind them, all of us should celebrate, because the new Volkswagen Passat is a huge step forward. Gone is the both outwardly and inwardly bland mark seven, a long in the tooth vehicle that all but disappeared from our roads after its slightly more exciting CC […]


Car Reviews, Estate

Honda Civic Tourer Review – Even more Civic

18 Apr , 2014  

Honda released the Civic Tourer Concept in March 2013, low and behold it’s now sitting on our driveway! We loved the 1.6 i-DTEC engine in the Civic hatch that we tested last year, so we went for the same power plant once again. The 1.6 litre diesel lump provides 118 BHP and a whopping 300 […]


Car Reviews, Estate, MPV

Citroen DS5 Review – Alternative executive car?

25 Oct , 2013  

Citroen launched the DS5 last year, it aims to be a luxury executive car, for discerning drivers wanting style, performance and economy. We tested the DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream, it features a 2.0 litre diesel engine making 163 HP coupled with a 40 HP electric motor on the rear axle. In total it makes 300 […]


Car Reviews, Estate

Peugeot 508 RXH Review – An estate with a difference

5 Oct , 2013  

Peugeot released the 508 RXH with two things in mind, “Upmarket & without compromise”. So how did they do? Our test model was priced at £37,780, with numerous options to make it absolutely range topping. The base price of the RXH is a more reasonable £33,895. With a total of 200 BHP and combined torque […]