Volvo XC40 RECHARGE R-DESIGN PRO T5 AUTOMATIC

Second Report I’m not normally into designer labels – I don’t care whether my T-shirt was made by Stella McCartney or Stella in Mansfield – but there is one item of clothing about which I admit to snobbery. I absolutely will not wear jeans unless there’s a little red tab that reads ‘Levi’s’. I know […]

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.5 BlueHDi 100

First Report It’s only eight years since the Peugeot 2008 was first launched, but the small SUVs popularity is so vast it already feels like part of the automotive furniture. You go out, you see a 2008. Until recently, though, there’s always been a third step to that process. You go out, you see a […]

Skoda Octavia Estate SE-L FIRST EDITION 2.0 TDI

Report Six Despite being back from the menders’ and supposedly fixed, it comes as no surprise that the Skoda’s electrics are still playing up. Thankfully, issues are a lot less frequent than before, with just the occasional error message flashing up on the dashboard, but it’s still common enough to be irritating. It’s a shame, […]

SKODA OCTAVIA ESTATE SE-L FIRST EDITION 2.0 TDI

Report 5 The moment I filed the copy for last month’s magazine, in which I celebrated the Octavia’s triumphant return to my driveway, the Skoda seemingly decided it wanted to go back to Milton Keynes. I pressed send, threw on my coat and headed to the shops. As I made my way there, the car […]

SKODA OCTAVIA ESTATE SE-L FIRST EDITION 2.0 TDI

Second Report When the Skoda Superb left the Diesel Car fleet, I spoke of the build quality of its interior and reliability. However, the Superb’s replacement is proving a somewhat less bulletproof proposition. It’s not that the Octavia has broken down or gone into limp mode, like the Peugeot 508 we ran last year did, […]