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Used Suzuki Jimny review

Used Suzuki Jimny review

Suzuki has a long history of producing titchy 4×4 vehicles. As long ago as 1970, the Japanese firm launched the LJ10, a Jeep-style four-wheel drive powered by a 360cc two-cylinder two-stroke engine. Then in 1981 came the SJ: a bigger 4×4 with a 1.0-litre, four-cylinder […]

Used BMW i8 review

Used BMW i8 review

BMW has a reputation for building no-compromise cars, but when it unveiled the i8 concept in 2011, there were many who doubted the German brand would really put anything so outlandish into production. Just three years later, however, we saw the road-ready i8 Coupé, which […]

Used Jaguar XJ review

Used Jaguar XJ review

When the original Jaguar XJ arrived in 1968, it revolutionised the luxury-car market. The Mercedes S-Class was out of reach for most, and the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS were still in the future – the distant future, in some cases. With […]

Used Volkswagen Beetle review

Used Volkswagen Beetle review

Volkswagen’s original Beetle is the biggest-selling car of all time, with 21.5 million examples finding homes across the globe. When the first Golf-based Beetle arrived in 1999, it was known as the New Beetle – and VW was initially inundated with demand. Although the excitement […]

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 […]