• Car Reviews

    Clio Expression is full of character

    by  • May 16, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Renault Clio Expression exterior - right side

    Renault really does excel when it comes to designing the little things in the new Clio. I was particularly taken with the tiny steering wheel audio/wiper stalks and they reminded me a little bit of Shrek’s antlers – but in a good way. The two-dials-in-one heating controls also deserve a mention in the design...

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    Ibiza ST is a smooth operator

    by  • May 9, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Seat Ibiza ST exterior - front view

    If it’s opulence you’re looking for in a car then step away from the Seat Ibiza ST now, however, if it’s a stylish looking car and a bloody good drive you’re after then you’re in luck. While I thought the Ibiza ST Style’s dull interior didn’t match its personality, it has to be said...

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    Standing out in Citroën’s DS3 Racing

    by  • May 2, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2011 Citroen DS3 Racing exterior - front

    With its bright orange roof, alloys and wing mirrors and a polite rarrrr, the Citroën DS3 Racing is definitely not for the shy and retiring. The striking exterior colour is continued inside the cabin in the dash and orange stitching on the massive racing seats, making the interior as unique as the exterior. There’s...

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    First Drive: Mazda CX-5

    by  • April 25, 2012 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2012 Mazda CX-5 exterior - sky blue

    If you look at the front of the new Mazda CX-5 and see a cheetah staring back at you then the designers will be very happy indeed, for that is exactly the look they were going for. Always known as a ‘driver’s car’, this time round Mazda is championing ‘Jinba Ittai’, oneness between car...

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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta – Racing’s in its DNA

    by  • April 11, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta exterior

    There is really no excuse for Giulietta drivers filling up with the wrong fuel – not only does it tell you on the refueling cap, it also tells you on the instrument panel inside the car. The 5-door Giulietta is a beautiful looking small family car that has the heart of a racer. Integral...

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    Opel and its magic mirrors

    by  • April 4, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2011 Opel Insignia exterior - right side

    If I could only use one word to recommend the Opel Insignia it would be mirrors – wing mirrors to be exact. It may seem an odd feature to hang a car review on, but these are magic wing mirrors – they adjust their view when you put the car in reverse and return...

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    Chrysler’s stylish little city car

    by  • March 28, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Chrysler Ypsilon exterior

    If you’re in the market for a city car that will really stand out in the looks department and is a fun little drive then you should check out the Chrysler Ypsilon. The baby of the Chrysler family is a really distinctive looking car, especially the front grille, and the model I was driving...

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    Eco friendly urban driving with the Auris HSD

    by  • March 21, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2011 Toyota Auris HSD exterior

    If you’re in the market for a small family car, your main driving is in city traffic and you’re looking to be more environmentally friendly this year then the Toyota Auris HSD may be the car for you. The Auris hybrid is a beautifully styled, neat looking little car with a distinct futuristic feel...

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