cars

2016 Mercedes E220d review
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Quick Spin: Mercedes E220d

Is there a car that covers more bases than the Mercedes E-Class? It's capable of absorbing starship miles and untold abuse as a Munnich minicab. In estate form it's one of the finest load-luggers on the plan... read more....
Mazda 3 2.0 Sport Black review
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Quick Spin: Mazda 3 2.0 Sport

I can only assume Mazda's designers and engineers practice some sort of magic. Not only do all Mazda's current cars feel like more than the sum of of their parts, they drive with uncommon vim and vigour. The... read more....
Skoda Octavia vRS 230 review
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Quick Spin: Skoda Octavia vRS 230

I used to own a second-generation Skoda Octavia vRS. All too briefly. It's one of three cars I regret selling. During that time, I got to drive the then-new third-gen Octavia vRS and, to be honest, it left me a little cold. I thought the electric steering w... read more....
Jaguar XE 2.0d review
78%

Quick Spin: Jaguar XE 2.0d

With all the hype there's been around the Jaguar XE, you'd think it was the second coming. It's certainly A Big Deal for Jaguar, who are relying on it to add a big chunk of sales volume. It's a good-looking ... read more....
Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet S ALLGRIP
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Quick Spin: Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet

A quick count shows there are 14 small crossovers currently on sale in the UK. That's a lot of choice. And yet there's so little joy to be found among them. The Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet S is a little ray of... read more....
BMW 730Ld review

Quick Spin: BMW 730Ld

You could spend a month in the latest BMW 7-Series and not learn what all the gadgets do. It fact, the 25 minutes I spent driving a heavily-optioned BMW 730Ld would probably only just about be long enough to read through the spec sheet. Highlights on this e... read more....
Audi S8 Plus
90%

Quick Spin: Audi S8 Plus

Ever since I first saw Ronin as an impressionable teenager I've loved the Audi S8. Partly because it was hugely fast and, as Larry the driver said "can shove a little." But mostly because it was just so goddam ... read more....
2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost review
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Quick Spin: Rolls-Royce Ghost

There are three tenets of true luxury: comfort, quality and convenience. The Rolls-Royce Ghost obviously has the first two licked. It's more comfortable than bathing in double cream, is made from the finest mat... read more....