Archive | February, 2011

Peugeot 308 GT harks back to good old days

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: PEUGEOT 308 GT 200 Marking Peugeot’s bi-centenary the 308 GT 200 packs quite a punch, but as editor DAVID HOOPER reports, it’s also a practical every day car. Sporty by looks and nature, the 308 GT 200 is a great all-rounder. WHEN it comes to hot hatches, Peugeot has a […]

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Auris hybrid is clever, but will it save you money?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: TOYOTA AURIS HYBRID Hybrid technology is undoubtedly clever, but how economical are the cars in the real world. Editor DAVID HOOPER puts Toyota’s new Auris Hybrid to the test. The technology is very clever, but will it save you money as an everyday car? OKAY, cards on the table. I […]

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Astra sports luggage space aplenty for touring trips

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORT TOURER Attractively styled and well thought out, editor DAVID HOOPER, says Vauxhall’s Sport Tourer version of the Astra is certain to be a hit with customers. Smartly styled and with a gaping load area, the Astra is built to carry. THIS is the first Vauxhall Astra I’ve […]

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Kymco’s Pulsar 125 is full of pleasant surprises

Reminiscent of the early Japanese bikes, BOB HICKMAN says Kymco Pulsar 125 is full of surprises – and pleasant ones, at that. There’s no need to get steamed up with Kymco’s Pulsar 125 – it’s great value for money. A QUESTION was posed, how would I fancy testing a diminutive 125cc motorcycle that was being […]

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Impreza is back with a boot – and more besides

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: SUBARU IMPREZA New models and a new stance for the brand are afoot at Subaru. Motoring writer KEITH WARD drives some of the latest models. The boot is back – Subaru’s WRX STI will be welcomed by fans of the brand. FOR a decade, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, with […]

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Ford Focus raises game as company marks 100 years

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: FORD FOCUS There may have been rain in Spain, but during its European launch, it was Ford’s new Focus which shone. DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, reports from Jerez. Immediately identifiable, but the new Ford Focus is a very different car. WHEN Ford launched its new Focus to the international […]

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New Meriva is your Flex-ible friend

Clever packaging and lots of flexible space and storage solutions are one thing, but as motoring journalist DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk realised, those rear doors aren’t as daft as they may at first seem to be. The Vauxhall Meriva pictured on location in North Yorkshire. THEY say all good things come in little packages […]

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MG cars ready for this weekend’s big show

MGB enthusiasts are ready to descend on show this weekend. MG enthusiasts from all over the UK will descend on Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park this Sunday for the International MG Show and Spares Day. Sponsored by Heritage Insurance, the event brings owners, fans, clubs and spare part suppliers together for a one-day festival of all things […]

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