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Audi A1 1.6 TDI review

Audi’s A1 proves you don’t have to buy a big car to enjoy luxury, style, quality and technology. If you are going to downsize this is the way to do it. And though this model has only three doors you can have a five-door Sportback version if you prefer....

Honda Jazz 1.3 EX review

We haven’t seen any new Honda models for years and now they are replacing virtually the entire range. The new Jazz doesn’t ride and handle as well as it could, but that never held back sales in the past and this thorough revamp of a very successful car...

Volvo V40 D4 Cross Country review

The Volvo V40 Cross Country has sports utility vehicle (SUV) hints about its styling but it’s only front-wheel drive not four-wheel and has very limited off-road capability compared to true SUVs. Interior and luggage space isn’t that large but...

Volkswagen Passat GTE review

With a choice of four driving modes the new Volkswagen Passat GTE has a number of different characters which you can adjust to suit your mood, the driving conditions or your desire to drive greener. Every time you drive a Volkswagen hybrid it feels just...

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI SE review

Volkswagen’s Polo supermini has always been the sensible choice for those wanting a sturdy, refined small car and with a sharp face-lift that hints at the sporty Scirocco. With a raft of new Euro 6 compliant engines, it’s even more a ‘baby’ version...

Nissan Pulsar 1.5 dCi Tekna review

After phenomenal success in the sporty 'crossover' market with the Qashqai, Japanese car maker Nissan has gone back into the medium size family hatchback market; think VW Golf, with the Pulsar after a nine year gap. Entry level models are particularly good...

BMW 1-Series 116d Efficient Dynamics Plus review

Styling changes are subtle for BMW's mid-life update of the 1-Series with the important news a range of three and four-cylinder diesel engines which are up to 12% more efficient. The Efficient Dynamics Plus model is a pleasant drive once you get used...

Renault ZOE: Road trip to the Z.E.easide

Next Green Car continues its series of electric car reviews with an extended test drive of the Renault ZOE Z.E. all-electric supermini. The start of July brought with it the first wave of real summer weather to the West Country and Bristol. Rumours...

Lexus CT 200h review

The CT 200h is the entry point to the Lexus range. Behind the refreshed model’s new, more distinctive grille is a stiffer body shell and, thankfully, softer suspension. Refinement, ride and overall quality, especially in the cabin, have also been improved....

Audi TT Roadster review

You don’t expect to find convertible two-seater sports cars praised for their fuel economy, but fitted with Audi’s latest 2-litre diesel engine the fun to drive new TT Roadster records 65mpg in the official fuel tests, yet is delightfully sporty and...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Sep 2015