October, 2010

When I collected the latest rental car from Herr Sixt in Munich Airport, I asked for a map, and was told that the car had satellite navigation, which was true, ...

EFA-Museum für deutsche Automobilgeschichte – Amerang, D



Driving through the Bavarian countryside in my latest test car, with a friend from Munich on board as passenger, we spotted some "classic" Fords parked up ...

2010 BMW 530d SE (D)

BMW / Road Tests


I've been renting cars for long enough now to know that there are two things you can reasonably expect: surprise and coincedence. Both applied to my latest ...

2010 Chevrolet Aveo 1.2 LS 5dr Hatch (F)

Chevrolet / Road Tests


Algarve Historic Festival - 15-17th October 2010 at the Autodromo Internacional do AlgarveThis is why I was here:This was my second time at this track and ...

Algarve Historic Festival – 2010

Events / Races & Hill Climbs


There are lots of things to do in Paris, and on a sunny autumn day, as was the case for my recent visit, you might think that spending an hour in some car ...

Showrooms of Champs-Élysées – Oct 2010

Events / Shows


  In a few weeks time, the very last Mercury ever will be built. Chances are that it will be a Milan, as this is one of only three models left in the ...

2010 Mercury Milan 3.0 V6 Premier (USA)

Mercury / Road Tests


  When I returned the Suburban to the Hertz Phoenix airport facility, in the hope of getting a less gigantic machine to sample, it was with the ...

2010 Chrysler Sebring 2.7 V6 Touring Convertible (USA)

Chrysler / Road Tests


As I approached the stall that was the location of the latest rental car, I could barely believe my eyes. All bookings on this trip were for a Hertz Group C ...

2011 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LT 1500 (USA)

Chevrolet / Road Tests


  The reason for the Chevrolet Aveo is easy to explain, whereas understanding the complexities of its parentage takes rather longer. In short, Aveo is ...

2011 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6LS Sedan (USA)

Chevrolet / Road Tests


The business world continues to get ever more competitive, ...

2010 Dodge Charger 3.5SXT (USA)

Dodge / Road Tests


When Chrysler launched a production version of their PT Cruiser model, back in 1999, it was an instant success. For a couple of years, it was "the" ...

2009 Chevrolet HHR 2.2LS (USA)

Chevrolet / Road Tests


Introduced in 2003, the Phantom was the first all-new car to be launched by Rolls-Royce after the company was sold to BMW.  It won immediate praise in the ...

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom and Rolls-Royce Ghost (GB)

Road Tests / Rolls-Royce


Three things will epitomise the 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile, held in Paris, for me. Firstly, an overwhelming sense that despite all the economic gloom of ...

Paris Show – October 2010

Events / Shows