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  • How a woman named Bertha gave motoring a push

    How a woman named Bertha gave motoring a push

    The women that pop up in the blokey history of motoring are full of surprises. For example, the world’s first car thief was a woman and she stole no less […]

     
  • Hyundai Santa Fe

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    The most interesting thing about Hyundai’s Santa Fe is the button adjusting the steering. You can choose between normal, comfort or sport, although what a sport setting is doing on […]

     
  • Volkswagen Up

    Volkswagen Up

    The Up is a surprising car. The best surprise is the economy, it’s brilliant. But the biggest surprise is that the Up doesn’t know it’s such a small car. Cars […]

     
  • Mazda CX9

    Mazda CX9

    With Mazda’s new CX9 there is good news and bad news. First the bad news. If you’re used to Mazdas being compact cars for sensible, planet loving people you’ll be […]

     
  • Mazda 6

    Mazda 6

    Climb into practically any car made in Germany – anything from a Porsche to a Volkswagen – and the immediate impression is of solidity. It feels secure, robust, substantial. Above […]

     
  • Peugeot 208

    Peugeot 208

    I’m not sure how to categorise the various Peugeot 208s on offer; maybe slow, medium and fast, perhaps meek, regular and emphatic. Whatever, the choices are clear cut. The base […]

     
  • Honda CRV

    Honda CRV

    There’s a pregnancy in our house which means that inordinate interest is being shown in yummy mummy cars. And as far as these go Honda’s CRV pretty much wrote the […]

     
  • Subaru Liberty X

    Subaru Liberty X

    There may be logic behind Subaru’s Liberty X. Even so it may just go down as one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. The […]

     
  • Subaru Forester

    Subaru Forester

    My friend Don produces a car club magazine and he can’t spell to save himself. He always mixes the double and single-r in Ferrari and cannot accept that there are […]

     
  • Chrysler 300

    Chrysler 300

    How can you tell you’re in an American car? The experienced can pick the vital clues. If it has a foot-operated park brake there’s a high probability it was either […]