October, 2009

Having introduced the first MPV vehicle to Europe, with the Espace in 1984, just months behind the Chrysler Corporation's first generation Voyager and ...

2009 Renault Grand Modus 1.6 VVT Dynamique Auto (CH)

Renault / Road Tests


Having enjoyed an excursion on the Route Napoleon, I found myself on a road between Grasse and Nice which takes in a number of rather typical French villages, ...

Voitures de Collection – Roquefort les Pins, Oct 2009

Events / Shows


Much has been written about how Peugeot managed a special transformation from a range of cars that were both good to look at and good to drive, to a range ...

2008 Peugeot 407 SW 2.0HDi 136 (F)

Peugeot / Road Tests


Algarve Historic Festival A New Track The Autodromo Internacional Algarve is also, unoffiicially, known as the Portimao race track, though it's ...

Algarve Historic Festival – October 2009

Events / Races & Hill Climbs


2008 Audi A6 2.0 TDi (140) S-Line (P) Long story short: Fly to Lisbon, drive to the Algarve, had booked a Golf diesel, not many cars at the airport, ...

2008 Audi A6 2.0 TDi (140) S-Line (P)

Audi / Road Tests


Although sales volumes in Europe have been disappointing, largely down to the absence of a diesel engine, the Mazda CX-7 is familiar to most car ...

2009 Mazda CX-9 Touring (USA)

Mazda / Road Tests


  Now on its sixth generation, the Golf has been a phenomenal success for Volkswagen for 35 years. For more years than most of us can remember, it has been ...

2009 VW Golf TDi 140 GT 5dr (GB)

Road Tests / Volkswagen


Spa Francorchamps Trackday After weeks of mounting excitement, Monday 5 October dawned damp and chilly, heralding a 5am start in order to get round the M25 ...

Spa-Francorchamps Trackday

Driving Events / Events


It was with some trepidation that I boarded the shuttle bus at Detroit Metro Airport for the Hertz lot. Colin’s affirmation that I really didn’t want a ...

2009 Nissan XTerra 4.0V6 4WD (USA)

Nissan / Road Tests


2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5dr (USA)   In the phenomenally competitive global car market of the twenty-first century, the risks of producing a product ...

2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5dr (USA)

Road Tests / Subaru


2009 VW Polo 1.2 60 Match 5dr (GB) For more years than most of us can remember now, VW's Golf has been the best selling car in Europe, scoring notable ...

2009 VW Polo 1.2 60 Match 5dr (GB)

Road Tests / Volkswagen