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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 […]

Electric Vehicles

TOYOTA MIRAI, THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA.

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As a fan of old school cars and bikes I have always preached that the only real green motoring, if there is such a thing, is us keeping our old cars running as long as possible. This way we make less cars and when you factor in whole life costs, this is a greener solution. This […]

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Our tame racing driver @TinTopuk’s latest adventure

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Welcome to the latest in the occasional series of articles where I (@TinTopsUK or Nicholas as my mother knows me) go racing.   Fans of my previous article will know that my first Mini Super Twos race day was a reasonable success, with a 5th and two 6th places. This modest success made me confident […]

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Audi Q2 1.6 TDi SE

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The new Audi Q2 is a very stylish crossover that also happens to be, spacious, practical and bold with its display of confident flowing Audi design features which help give it its Coupé-like appearance. I also like how the Q2 has a powerful presence on the road with its modern SUV looks and high ground-clearance […]

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Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr

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The Picanto SR7 is a good looking City Car. Kia’s familiar ‘Tiger’ grill, large front fog lights, 14” steel wheels and bright yellow body work combine well together and when added to the strong shoulder crease running the length of the car, rear light clusters, privacy glass and gorgeous chrome door handles, the feeling of […]

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Mitsubishi Mirage Juro 1.2 Manual: All The Young Dudes

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The ideal town car needs to meet and exceed certain criteria. It needs to be small to fit into those gaps in the traffic and exploit parking opportunities, it must have a decent turning circle so that it’s easy to manoeuvre, a perky engine with good low down acceleration, excellent emissions and economy and, perhaps […]

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Mazda CX-5 – 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux Nav Diesel

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I like Mazda because they produce a decent car for the right money without skimping on quality or equipment – but I also like Mazda because they pretty much give you everything you will ever need. Look at the MX-5 as a perfect example. It’s still one of the best 2-seater sports cars you can […]

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Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TSi 280PS 4X4 DSG

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The Superb is one of Skoda’s top of the range cars and it sits very well at the top thanks to its incredibly stylish lines and spacious interior. The Superb is also one of the most technologically advanced out of all the range and is a perfect fit for a family looking for something with […]

New Cars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6 JTDM-2: Racing In The Street

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Accepted wisdom in the motoring world is that you must own or have driven an Alfa Romeo to class yourself as someone who enjoys the automotive side of life and that if you haven’t, you’re somehow less of a driver. Now MotorMartin doesn’t actually agree with this argument as there are more than enough fine […]