12 cool estates

Top 12 cool estates

Earlier this week we saw the new Volvo V90 and Kia Optima Sportswagon, estates that both very handsome and rather cool. We've always maintained that fast estates are cool, but it seems even base-spec diesel ... please read on ......
Top 5 turbo cars Ford Escort RS Turbo

Top 5 nuttiest turbo cars

In our CO2 emissions obsessed world, turbo engines are rapidly becoming the norm. Naturally aspirated diesels have long since gone extinct and atmospheric petrol motors can't be far behind. It wasn't always this way. Two or three decades ago a car with a 't... please read on ......
Unsung hot hatch heroes

Top 5 unsung hot hatch heroes

The hot hatch boom of the Eighties produced some of the great icons of motoring history. Peugeot 205 GTi, Volkswagen Golf GTi, Ford Escort XR3i, Renault 5 GT Turbo and so on, and so on. But for every one that's now a household name, there are at least three... please read on ......
Japanese sports cars

Top 5 Japanese sports cars

We think of Japanese cars as safe, solid and reliable. Justifiably so. When they started arriving in the UK en masse in the Seventies, we were used to Austins, Fords and Vauxhalls that needed some sort of ti... please read on ......