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Car Reviews, Saloon

2015 Kia Optima Review – Mile Muncher

4 Apr , 2015  

We have always liked the look of the current gen Kia Optima. Bold, stylish and altogether more appealing than a bland Mondeo. The Optima comes with just one engine choice, a 1.7 litre CRDi Diesel with 134 BHP and 325 Nm of torque. 0-60 is a rather average 10.2 seconds. In Optima 2 spec our […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

2015 Mazda 6 Review – Updated & Improved

9 Feb , 2015  

Back in June 2013 we reviewed the Mazda 6 for the first time. We were duly impressed, its diesel engines were spritely, handling pretty much on point and it was a good looker. There were one or two grumbles though, thankfully these have been fixed with this 2015 facelift. Our test car was the saloon […]

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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 […]

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Car Reviews, Electric, Saloon, Sports

Tesla Model S P85 Plus Review – Speed redefined

10 Oct , 2014  

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on him? Nothing, it just gave out a little whine. You may now be asking yourself ‘why is he telling me an awful cracker joke?’ The answer is simple, tread on the Tesla Model S and that’s what you get. Well no, that’s not true, you […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

2014 Volvo S60 D4 Review – Solid Swede

13 Jul , 2014  

Volvo, that mainstay of Scandinavian safety and quality may now be owned by the Chinese. But nothing has changed…just yet! To make sure we jumped in a D4 S60. This is the newly revised D4 engine, the one we sampled briefly earlier in the year. It puts out 178 BHP and 400 Nm of torque […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG Review – Entry level into ‘AMG World’

28 Nov , 2013  

Mercedes have quickly followed up the launch of the stunning CLA with a full blown AMG version – the CLA 45 AMG. It’s an attempt to grab a new, fresh audience and to get younger buyers hooked on AMG performance goodness. The new CLA 45 AMG is powered by the same 2.0 litre turbo charged […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

2013 Mazda 6 Review – Audi Beater?

23 Jun , 2013  

Mazda launched its new 6 series toward the end of last year, aimed to compete directly with the likes of BMW, VW and Audi. We tested the 2.2 Diesel in top of the range Sport Nav spec. With 173 BHP and a 0-62 time of 7.9 seconds you’d think emissions would be pretty high. But […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

Mercedes Benz CLA AMG Sport Review – the baby CLS?

16 Jun , 2013  

Recently we tested the new Mercedes Benz CLA, in AMG Sport spec the 220 CDi has a 2.1 litre turbocharged diesel engine. Making 170 HP and 350 Nm of torque, the 1.5 ton Merc will get to 62 MPH in 8.2 seconds. With a top speed of 143 MPH, the performance isn’t bad at all. […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Review – goes all silent…

27 Oct , 2012  

As a follow up to carwitters 508 review, we recently had the chance to drive the 508 HYbrid4. It’s a very impressive car, with 200BHP from a 2.0 Diesel engine coupled with a 37BHP electric motor, this version of the 508 Saloon offers Four wheel drive capability. At £31,450 it is a tad steep but […]

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Car Reviews, Saloon

Peugeot 508 Review – French for style

1 Oct , 2012  

The Peugeot 508 has been around for about a year, but does it still hold its own; especially against the upcoming 2013 Mondeo. The model we had for a weekend was the 508 Allure, 2.0 HDI with 163BHP. At £24,380 (with a few extra options), it was toward the pricey end of the 508 range. […]

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