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Reviews July 22, 2016 posted by

2016 VW Tiguan – the 56 MPG soccer mom surfer

You cannot keep a good man (or women) down so the saying goes and Volkswagen has certainly been knocked hard after its emission scandal.  To borrow famously from Her Majesty the Queen, it has undoubtedly been Volkswagen’s annus horribilis.  Nevertheless Volkswagen being rather good at what they do and being the second biggest car company in the world after all, have decided to fight back with a raft of new products. This second generation Tiguan (pronounced Tig-wan) forms part of…

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2016 VW Tiguan – the 56 MPG soccer mom surfer
Gadgets July 21, 2016 posted by

Extreme Vehicle Protection – a few minutes of set up can save you thousands

Cars are usually fine to be left outdoors. If you can’t park in a garage, the worst you usually have to look forward to is some hot seats in the summer. At least that’s what NORMALLY is the case. Then there are those times when the sky opens up and releases torrential downpours that lead to flooding. For those times you need Extreme Vehicle Protection, the complete plastic wrap for your car.

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Extreme Vehicle Protection – a few minutes of set up can save you thousands
Reviews July 12, 2016 posted by

2016 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion – 65 MPG, 3-cylinder, turbo charged hot hatch style [Review]

Ask most people for ideas on what car to buy and they will often reply: “just buy a Golf”. They do this not because it is the only car they think of when put on the spot, but because it does everything you ask of it so well.  Recently however, certain diesel Golfs have been caught out doing a little too well at emission tests, something that has now snow-balled into an industry-wide scandal causing diesel engines to become something…

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2016 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion – 65 MPG, 3-cylinder, turbo charged hot hatch style [Review]
Reviews March 23, 2016 posted by

2016 MINI Convertible: Top down sun catcher, fun-seekers required [Review]

Here in the UK we buy more convertibles than the Spanish, Italians and French put together, which is rather surprising given the 50 shades of grey that so often typifies our weather.  Convertible owners must be an optimistic bunch and MINI found many of them for its topless model which became the best selling of its kind on these shores. Thankfully to test this third generation model, the MINI team wisely decided that optimism has its limits in expecting good…

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2016 MINI Convertible: Top down sun catcher, fun-seekers required [Review]
Reviews March 16, 2016 posted by

2016 Jaguar XE: Cool, 70 MPG, aluminium and all for a cat’s whisker under £27k! [Review]

Every time Jaguar releases a new model there is always talk that it is the most important yet, but with the launch of their new small saloon, XE, this really is the big one. Like any good parent, Tata Motors has been patient in nurturing its child, stumping up the necessary cash to give it the best start in going from bespoke manufacturer to proper premium player.

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2016 Jaguar XE: Cool, 70 MPG, aluminium and all for a cat’s whisker under £27k! [Review]
Reviews February 2, 2016 posted by

2016 BMW 7 Series – 60 MPG, carbon-fibre, laser light luxury! [Review]

When you hear of BMW’s 7 Series model, what do you think of? Pampered rear passengers? Or, perhaps the car from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?  In that movie, a 7 Series was famously used to avoid the bad guys by being driven remotely via mobile phone.  Fast forward to 2016 and in both cases you could well be talking about this latest version of BMW’s flagship.

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2016 BMW 7 Series – 60 MPG, carbon-fibre, laser light luxury! [Review]