THE radically styled Audi TT Roadster was almost the perfect sports car when it first appeared back in 1999 – great looking, fast and affordable to more people than you might think. But there was just one ingredient missing from the ultimate recipe. Somehow it lacked that seat-of-your pants responsiveness and athleticism that differentiate a ‘sporting’ car from a true ‘sports car’.
THIS is Citroen’s C4 Cactus and let’s be honest, it’s hard to miss, especially in this brightest of lemon yellow colours. It’s officially called Hello Yellow. But the car itself is certainly no lemon having already found favour with numerous buyers and reeling in a bucket full of awards including a Car of the Year gong.
THE Peugeot 2008 has been with us for a couple of years now and I for one, really like it, but the main talking point with this car, is the engine, which is a recent addition to the range. Designed for economy, on paper its figures are impressive (up to 78.6mpg) but how does it fare in the real world – I’ve been finding out.
THE Dacia Duster is a full four-wheel-drive SUV. Its price tag is a clear indication of what you get – a no-frills but fairly rugged soft roader which comes with a proper four-wheel-drive system capable of running in either two wheel drive or all-wheel-drive. It even has a lock mechanism for particularly sticky situations.
Renault Grand Scénic Dynamique 1.6 dCi 130 Stop & Start road test review - Practical family transport at its best. DAVID HOOPER has a look at one of the latest people movers from Renault. THE Renault scenic remains today what it always has been a hugely popular and practical family car. This particular model is the […]
AN electrically heated steering wheel, climate control air conditioning, heated seats… usually the preserve of high-end luxury saloons, so to find these luxuries in such an affordable car as this Kia Picanto is a rare treat.
MORE than ever the latest Polo resembles a downsized Golf. And on the road it shows similar virtues to its larger sibling – a sureness in handling, solidity in feel and a spring in the step from even the smallest engines. Both models are established top 10 sellers in the UK and keep their value well.
IT is easy to see why the Infiniti Q50 stands out from the crowd. In what was a record 2014 for the brand in Britain with sales almost doubling over 2013, the Q50 saloon led its registrations and I am not surprised as it’s a particularly stunning car in its executive class.