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Reviews

Kerb appeal (Seat Leon Cupra 280 SC Long-Term test month 3)

17/09/14

THIS MONTH my worst fear was realised. I kerbed one of the Cupra’s beautiful 19-inch diamond-cut hoops of alloy loveliness. It was a weekday morning and I was dropping my wife off at the hospital where she works. There was only a small space at the roadside and traffic was heavy going both ways along the road. I just pushed my luck a few millimetres too far when diving into the gap, and my day was well and truly ruined. A gut-wrenching vibration ran up through the steering wheel and into my fingertips, leaving my reluctant brain no choice but to acknowledge the petrolhead’s worst nightmare. It was only a brush against the kerb, but the front left-hand wheel was scrubbed badly over nearly a quarter of its circumference. I hadn’t got the heart to take a picture of the damage before it went into m...


First Drive: Mini Cooper ...

17/09/14

What’s new?At the risk of stating the stating the obvious, the main focus here is the addition of two ext...

First Drive: Mini Cooper S 5-door

First Drive: Peugeot 508 ...

17/09/14

What’s new? There was very little wrong with the 508 to start with, but such are the demands of competiti...

First Drive: Peugeot 508 SW

First Drive: 2015 Ford Fo...

11/09/14

What’s new? The Focus is the world’s best-selling car, so you could say this update is a bit important to...

First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus

First Drive: BMW 2 Series...

09/09/14

What’s new?A front-wheel drive BMW? Has the world gone mad? Actually no, the German firm has come over al...

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

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