Road Tests

John Cooper Works Mini

John Cooper Works MINI – a little cracker!

I’m a big fan of the original JCW Mini, having owned one for a couple of years. It ticked so many boxes – small yet reasonably spacious, quick yet surprisingly economical, fantastic sounding, in-your-face looks….

Porsche 911 Targa

First drive: Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

Pity poor Porsche. Whatever improvements they make to the latest evolution of their evergreen 911 model, there seem to be a group of pundits who proclaim loudly that the old model was better. The latest…

Hyundai iX35 fuel cell

First drive: Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle

The dream of vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells has been around nearly as long as vehicles themselves, for the theory of fuel cells is straightforward: just set up a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen,…


First drive: VW Golf GTE

Keen drivers with an eye to economy have been turning to sporty diesel-powered motors over the last few years. However, the health hazards of diesel emissions are increasingly being questioned. Time will tell whether the present…


Volkswagen Up! – a top tiddler!

The sub-£10,000 car market tends to be dominated by less well-known brands such as Dacia, so the presence of Volkswagen’s Up! in this sector, with a starting price of £8,675 is intriguing. We were therefore…