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    1. September 24, 2010

      The Mazda 6 range

      Anyone attending next week’s Paris motor show should find time to wander over to the Mazda stand. There they will encounter...

    2. September 11, 2010

      Chevrolet’s latest Camaro coupé

      The thrumming of tyres on tarmac ends abruptly, replaced by a much louder, gritty crunching sound. In the rear-view mirror...

    1. September 4, 2010

      Honda’s CR-Z coupé

      Pay attention, class. This week’s discussion is on the psychology of the hybrid. To help explore it – Oxford English...

    2. August 28, 2010

      The VW Polo BlueMotion

      Think of me, if you will, as a turkey voting for Christmas. To save money, speed cameras are being switched off in...

    3. August 20, 2010

      The Porsche 911 GT2RS

      At first glance, it looks like Porsche has lost the plot entirely. Its latest version of the almost half-century-old 911...

    4. August 14, 2010

      The Citroën DS3

      Think of them as the Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, or other chic brands of the small car world – the growing class of...

    5. July 3, 2010

      The Volvo S60

      Britain has some of the best roads in the world. Not for getting from A to B, you understand, but as a gruelling, potholed...

    6. March 2, 2010

      Thermo Fisher: Centre of excellence reflects history of scientific innovation

      In a factory in Runcorn, near Liverpool, sit rows of machines that until recently were whirring away in California. A...

    7. November 20, 2009

      Maserati’s Quattroporte Sport GTS

      In the end, Jim lost on points. Lots of points. But then he was always the underdog – even a full-grown Staffordshire bull...

    8. November 13, 2009

      The Renaultsport Mégane hatchback

      Klaas Zwart has a personal Spanish playground the rest of us can only dream of. It lies about 40 miles from Malaga – but can...

    9. November 6, 2009

      BMW’s 5 Series Gran Turismo

      The sun rises ever higher in the rear-view mirror, lighting sea and the towering, perpendicular cliffs ahead with brilliant...

    10. October 24, 2009

      The classic E-Type Jaguar

      My wife Peggy and I might as well have been brought up on different planets. She grew up in the Canadian Rockies, riding...

    11. October 10, 2009

      Corvette ZR1

      A word of advice to owners, or prospective owners, of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Aston Martins, McLaren-Mercedes or...

    12. October 2, 2009

      Tesla’s electric supercar on the road

      The Tesla battery-powered two-seater roadster Let us deal first with negatives surrounding the Tesla battery-powered...

    13. September 26, 2009

      BMW’s new flagship 760Li

      The BMW 760Li reminds me of that old phrase about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Aim it at a journey and it makes...

    14. September 19, 2009

      Porsche’s four-door Panamera

      Porsche’s Driving Experience Centre features a fearsome “Kick Plate” – a remote-controlled, moveable metal plate which is...

    15. September 5, 2009

      Land Rover’s new SUVs

      I suffer from vertigo so severe that I sometimes think it’s too far down to my feet. So I’m not best pleased with that...

    16. August 29, 2009

      The lure of Alfa Romeo’s 8C Spider

      Alfa Romeo has had more false dawns – and chief executives – than I’ve had fettuccine alfredo. Try as it might, it has...

    17. August 22, 2009

      Nissan’s GT-R supercar

      Germany’s old Nürburgring, the Nordschleife, is a daunting and sometimes deadly place. Its 14 miles snake through the...

    18. August 15, 2009

      The new Mazda 3 hatchback

      On brief acquaintance, particularly when the rain is coming down in stair rods, the northernmost fringe of Scotland can...

    19. August 1, 2009

      Is the Z4 BMW’s ultimate convertible?

      “Front wheels to steering: highlands bend coming up very fast, sir. Looks a real Lulu. Bumpy, steep downhill approach,...

    20. July 18, 2009

      The new Volvo S80 executive saloon

      It was on the D562, a tangled ribbon of a road that twists, winds and sometimes turns back on itself through the high hills...

    21. July 11, 2009

      The Audi R8 V10

      Stephan Reil is a stealer of souls. Not human souls, but the souls of great racing marques: Aston Martin, Jaguar, Porsche,...

    22. June 6, 2009

      The mid-engined Lotus Evora

      For years the “Lotus position” has had a special meaning for hardcore sports car enthusiasts who are built more generously...

    23. May 30, 2009

      The eco-friendly Lexus GS 450h

      Toyota and its upmarket Lexus brand need an additional joint venture partner in the field of audio systems. I suggest Mr...

    24. May 15, 2009

      Does Ford’s Kuga live up to its wild name?

      You might think that any estate agent sending out particulars that say something like, “You can’t tell this house from a...

    25. May 9, 2009

      Honda’s ‘affordable’ hybrid

      Good grief! I might be a devoted contributor to the financial welfare of Scotland’s great distillers but I couldn’t have...

    26. May 2, 2009

      Three new models give Jaguar new confidence

      Jaguars have become a bit like buses. Before Mr Design Director Ian Callum reaches for his beautifully crafted Purdey...

    27. April 18, 2009

      Porsche dabbles with diesel for its new SUV

      It was late – past midnight – and we were in a hotel bar somewhere near Stuttgart discussing, believe it or not, cars....

    28. April 11, 2009

      The Mercedes-Benz E-Class

      So there I am, droning down the autobahn in the latest generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a couple of hundred miles already...

    29. March 21, 2009

      Land Rover’s ‘energy-efficient’ Freelander

      In company with most in the motor industry, Land Rover executives returning to their offices after the Geneva motor show...

    30. March 14, 2009

      Kia’s new Soul

      Gordon Brown may not be all he seems. I wouldn’t be surprised to read in the tabloids that he plans to resurrect the...

    31. March 7, 2009

      Fiat’s Abarth 500

      Looks can deceive, sometimes quite depressingly. Back in what now seems like the Pliocene period, when I was an adolescent...

    32. February 14, 2009

      Karting at Buckmore Park

      His hands lever the brightly painted crash helmet up over his head, exposing an ear-to-ear grin for all to see. There is the...

    33. February 7, 2009

      GM’s hydrogen-powered car

      The best part of driving General Motors’ latest sports-utility vehicle is when you’re at traffic lights, fingers innocently...

    34. January 31, 2009

      BMW’s first all-electric Mini

      Truly viable battery-powered cars have been “just around the corner” for, let’s see, somewhere around a century. I remember...

    35. January 24, 2009

      Probably the best Porsche yet

      It lay directly ahead, this rare jewel of a road; its fast and empty curves visible for miles across the deserted...

    36. January 17, 2009

      Chrysler goes big with the 300C Touring

      Maybe Bentley-owning Volkswagen, not Daimler, should have taken over Chrysler. Then we could have had a suitably imposing...

    37. January 3, 2009

      A tour around Ypres in the Volvo XC60

      In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still...

    38. December 27, 2008

      The Bentley Brooklands

      “Mister, that’s not a car; it’s a bloody ocean liner.” This terse analysis conjoining the automotive and marine worlds was...

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