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The Mothership – Peugeot Traveller

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When i was a kid we had a Bedford Dormobile. That thing took us all over the place. Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland in fact all over Europe. It was brilliant. It was always full of people to, friends, family, bikes, dogs, you name it, my dad probably had it in that dormobile at one time […]

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Peugeot 308GTi – The Dark Horse

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PEUGEOT 308gti

I was lucky enough to have grown up in the ’80’s, bang in the middle of the hot hatch era. We were flooded with them. 205gti’s, RS Turbo’s Renault 5 Turbo’s, XR3i’s, Golf gti’s, Astra GTe’s, Cosworth’s, and more. It was a glorious time. Tyre smoke filled the air and there wasn’t a speed camera […]

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin engine. What’s all the fuss about?

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo’s XC60 has been the staple diet of the middle classes since it’s introduction in 2008. What’s the big deal? Why don’t we ever hear bad reports about the XC60? Is it that good? It was about time we found out for ourselves. Volvo were kind enough to supply us with a Bursting Blue example […]

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Skoda Kodiaq – The Perfect Playmate

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Skoda recently jumped in the SUV arena with both feet. The SUV sector is hotly contested with competition coming in all shapes and sizes so Skoda had to bring something serious to the party, and they did. Kodiaq uses the Volkswagen Audi Group’s modular MQB platform, also used by cars such as Volkswagen Arteon, Passat, […]

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The most beautiful car ever made

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The Jaguar E-type was acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”. Now, Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain. The Jaguar Land Rover Classic E-type, called the E-type Zero, is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a […]

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Honda CR-V – Understated excellence.

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The Honda CR-V first hit UK shores in 1997. We’re now 20 years on and 4 generations of CR-V have come and gone, the current 2017 Honda CR-V being the 5th generation to proudly bare the iconic CR-V moniker. The first generation of CR-V in 1997 was Honda’s first in-house designed SUV and initially only […]

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The Citroen C1 and the 7 hour road trip

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Everyone’s talking about downsizing it seems these days. Smaller cars with smaller engine and so on. It’s a cultural change. We’re used to having the car we want because we can. My father in law always bought diesel cars. He did very low miles but had always had diesels because he wanted one. There are […]

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Young people are being priced out of learning to drive

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Its tragic but it’s finally happening. The number of 17-year olds taking the driving test has fallen by 100,000 over the past decade. This represents a 20% drop in the overall number of under-25s learning to drive…..20%!!! Young people are simply giving up on the idea of learning to drive, according to research carried out by […]

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Snapshot – Renault Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC

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We recently got our hands on the Renault Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC for a brief blast.   Seeing it parked there, waiting for it’s driver, you realise it’s not small like the Clio’s of yesteryear. The sumptuous leather bucket seats hold you in place like a clingy ex girlfriend you’re trying to break up […]

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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso – perfect just as you are

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In 1999 i was working for a Citroen dealer and I remember eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first Xsara Picasso. Honestly it was an acquired taste with marmite styling but was well priced and was a good drive. 18 years later and Citroen’s current offerings in the compact MPV segment is the Citroën C4 […]