Review: Kia Soul EV – but has it got SOUL?!!

This is the grooviest car review on the internet right now. Full Video Too!

Kia call this car the Soul, and music has always been an integral theme with this model range – even in this latest third generation edition. You can see that from the acoustically-themed stylised interior design elements, and the fact that it’s got a banging 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system. Whilst on the UK launch of the latest version, the most pertinent comment of the day came from Kevin Haggarthy: “I know why this car doesn’t have any engine noise, it’s so we can hear the music better!”

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Review: BMW 840 Gran Coupe M Sport

Check out our extensive drive review of the new 8 Series Gran Coupe

By Shahzad Sheikh

It had pop-up lights and it’s now an appreciating classic, the original BMW 8 Series ran from 1990-1999, and I remember it well. Sleek, long bonnet, short rear deck, and packed with electronics and gadgetry that was frankly frightening in its day. And to be fair, that’s what led to considerable depreciation for this otherwise sexy and highly desirable car, as technical complexity scared off a lot of potential used car owners. That’s changing fast as, along with the most popular 1990s models, it hits modern classic status and values start to increase.

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Review: Suzuki Jimny

Our comprehensive review of the Suzuki Jimny

By Shahzad Sheikh

I have been waiting two years to do a full review on the new Suzuki Jimny. It’s had people lining up around the block to get one since its launch in 2018, thanks to the adorable, yet too-cool-for-cute looks that make it appear tough yet tonka toy-like. It’s akin to a mini Mercedes G-Wagen and in fact you can get body kits that convert it to look like one – they love those in the Middle East.

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Review: Fiat 500X

Most of us are cute when we’re babies. And then we grow up

However some fortunate few manage to retain that adorability even as they mature. In the car world, that’s the 500X. If every time you happen upon a Fiat 500 you just want to pick it up and cuddle it, then you’ll like its bigger brother, the 500X. Okay, you may not want to pick it up – it looks firmly within its puppy-fat phase – but you’ll want to pull its cheeks (fenders) and pat it on the head (roof).

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Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio…….Your naughty Valentine’s Day treat?

With Valentines Day just a few weeks away, the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio could be your first sign of Infidelity……….

by Kevin Haggarthy

You can fall in love with a car. You can. It’s an emotional thing, one that you either understand or you don’t. If you don’t there’s a good chance the relationship with your loved one could be in jeopardy. If you do, you’d never dream of depriving your loved one of his/her indulgence. I proposed to my first love when she suggested we invest in a Ferrari. I knew at that moment she was ‘the one’……. Continue reading “Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio…….Your naughty Valentine’s Day treat?”

DS 3 Crossback Review

Compact Crossover offers Captivating Style!

By Shahzad Sheikh

If you want style and panache from a car you might want to take a look at European brands that are funnelling the essence of continental catwalk fashion into the themes and aesthetics of their automobiles. I previously reviewed the DS7 Crossback, which encapsulates this ethos, but if you don’t need something quite as commodious then take a look at this lovely crossover SUV from the Citroen spin-off brand DS.

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We test drive the new Bentley Continental GT

Have Bentley….will travel

By Kevin Haggarthy

Prices start £152,000                                    Price as tested £207,000

If you love cars and you love driving, then spending a weekend behind the wheel of one of the World’s greatest GTs’ on some of the UK’s finest roads is a pipe dream.  So here’s to living the dream….. Continue reading “We test drive the new Bentley Continental GT”

Review: Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione 180bhp

Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size, this is one feisty little hot hatch

By Shahzad Sheikh

Remember Rhino the hamster-in-a-ball who is a fan of, and then befriends, Bolt the supposed superdog in the 2008 Disney movie? Rhino is tiny and tubby, but a powerhouse of passion, puissance and pluck; naive about the world, unshakeable in self-belief, and unconcerned about any notion of conventionality.  

That’s who this crazed and not-so-cuddly-and-cute, Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione, reminds me of.

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Toyota Aygo Review

It maybe tiny, but it’s got a lot of heart!

By Shahzad Sheikh

This is the 2019 Toyota Aygo in X-trend spec which is actually new for this year. It gets the 15-inch machined alloys and the red accents on the sills, bumper and mirrors, which are cool. Even cooler is the optional canvas full length power roof – in the summer it’s like driving a baby four-seater convertible!

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