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Used Range Rover review

Used Range Rover review

Debate rages over whether the original Range Rover was the first luxury SUV. When it arrived in 1970, the Jeep Wagoneer had already been on sale for seven years, and this was undoubtedly more luxurious than the surprisingly utilitarian first Range Rover. Yet by the […]

Used Fiat 500X review

Used Fiat 500X review

It would be easy to accuse Fiat of being cynical when it jumped onto the small SUV bandwagon by introducing a jacked-up version of its ever-popular 500 supermini. But the 500 is the only Fiat that sells in big numbers, and buyers want to downsize […]

Used Porsche Cayenne review

Used Porsche Cayenne review

The Porsche Cayenne is proof that just because you want the performance and dynamics of an enthusiast’s car, you don’t have to give up any notion of driving an SUV. The motoring equivalent of a dancing elephant, the Cayenne is blessed with the sort of […]

Used Volkswagen Amarok review

Used Volkswagen Amarok review

It’s easy to think of pick-ups as being cumbersome, agricultural and basic, but if you’ve never driven one of the modern breed of these trucks, you’ll be amazed at just how usable, capable and comfortable they are. The Volkswagen Amarok is a good case in […]

Used BMW 2 series review

Used BMW 2 series review

BMW has built compact sporting family cars since the sixties, most notably the 02 Series sold between 1966 and 1977. By 1975 the 3 Series had been introduced and as subsequent generations grew, the firm reached the point where it needed a smaller model at the […]

Used Honda HR-V review

Used Honda HR-V review

Honda has never been afraid to innovate, but when the company launched its original HR-V crossover two decades ago, the car was maybe just that little bit too far ahead of the curve for its own good. Buyers didn’t really understand this distinctively designed compact […]

Used Mitsubishi Outlander review

Used Mitsubishi Outlander review

Mitsubishi has a history of making tough, go-anywhere 4x4s. Its legendary Shogun was introduced 37 years ago, and since then the company has built a string of rugged pick-ups capable of taking on the iconic Toyota Hilux. When it comes to producing road-biased SUVs, though, […]

Used Volkswagen Touran review

Used Volkswagen Touran review

People carriers have fallen out of favour in recent years, with buyers shifting to SUVs. That’s a shame, because many are more practical and versatile than the typical SUV, making them perfect family transport. Volkswagen was rather late coming to the compact MPV party with […]

Used Ford Focus ST review

Used Ford Focus ST review

No other automotive brand can match the affordable performance pedigree of Ford. For more than 50 years the company has been building fast cars that combine power, practicality and sporty looks with a healthy dose of attainability. It all started in the sixties with the […]

Used Toyota Prius review

Used Toyota Prius review

If one car is synonymous with hybrid tech, it’s Toyota’s Prius. Many people assume this was the UK’s first petrol-electric model, even though the original two-seater Honda Insight beat it to market by a few weeks. The Insight  is long forgotten, though, and even the […]