Audi naming structure creates confusion
25 Aug 2017

Audi causes confusion over naming system… for me

Earlier this week it was revealed Audi would name its model variants based on their output, but what they’ve come up with makes no sense at all.

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Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars
23 Jun 2017

Why claims of fuel economy improvements are a load of old cobblers…

Car makers claim they’re making big improvements to fuel economy and emissions, but it’s all a load of old cobblers, says Paul Horrell.

Paul Horrell 18 Read More
20 Jun 2017

How to get a sports car out of the mud

An unexpected encounter with some soggy earth during a recent road trip was a reminder to always be prepared, but also, to make the best of what you’ve got…

Jane Speechley 4 Read More
in-car etiquette
30 May 2017

A simple guide to in-car etiquette – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about good in-car etiquette for passengers – not messing with the controls, taking your rubbish with you when you go, and so forth.

Jane Speechley 9 Read More
school zone
26 May 2017

‘You just got passed by a girl’… no, I didn’t…

Having kids has changed a lot of things for me, not the least is my stress level and patience for those who clearly don’t have children, like the lady who overtook me this morning…

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24 May 2017

Driver training, noughts and crosses, and chess

How do you improve a skill that’s impossible to perfect, or why driver training is more like chess than noughts and crosses.

Robert Pepper 4 Read More
Audi R8 V10
12 May 2017

Performance cars are pointless… in this country?

…That’s a statement that would have been sacrilegious to my younger self, but the world and I have changed, so, is there really any point to performance cars?

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Car makers can be their own worst enemy
12 May 2017

Car makers can be their own worst enemy

You won’t give a car maker your business if you don’t trust it. The first job of a car is to start in the morning and get you there reliably. All the systems must just work.

Paul Horrell 8 Read More
in-car etiquette
12 May 2017

A simple guide to in-car etiquette… How many of these rules do you break?

Most of us understand the importance of good manners in everyday life – not least of all because we’ve had them drummed into us from a young age…

Jane Speechley 8 Read More
Honda Civic Type R
25 Apr 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets lap record around the Nurburging… and I don’t much care

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has become the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and I almost wish it wasn’t.

Paul Horrell 6 Read More
17 Apr 2017

Heritage listing for vintage cars

Heritage listing rules have saved many admired original houses from being neglected, modified or lost… but what about for cars?

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13 Apr 2017

The more you say it’s true, the less we believe you

When it comes to naming a new car, just because you call a car something, doesn’t necessarily make it so…

Robert Pepper 7 Read More
26 Mar 2017

ROUGH STUFF: Movie review

When I heard about an off-road action comedy feature film set in Australia. I had to see it…

Robert Pepper 12 Read More
What's the best car advice you've been given
22 Mar 2017

What’s the best piece of car advice you’ve ever been given?

It was Oscar Wilde who wrote, “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”

Jane Speechley 16 Read More
Top Gear Season 24
21 Mar 2017

Why I like the new Top Gear – Season 24…

Different is not necessarily bad… and I reckon the new Season 24 of Top Gear is good.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More