I’ve been running around in a hire car for the last two months, which you’ll immediately think is a rather expensive way of running around. In fairness, you’d be right, but it’s not quite as clear cut as you might imagine. I was short of a car for a fewContinue Reading

Europcar delivered its Volkswagen Golf to me, presented spotlessly clean and with just a couple of hundred miles on the clock. You might be wondering why I’ve even got a hire car. Those that know me will know there’s usually an array of cars on the driveway, with anything fromContinue Reading

Last year saw adventurer Chris Ramsey take his Nissan Leaf across continents to complete the Mongol Rally. This year there’s another Nissan going, but it’s arguably a less appealing proposition. The infamous rally, starting this week and continuing until mid-august, has been entered by the Tiki Tourers in a 17-year-oldContinue Reading

The war of words between North Korea and the USA has intensified over the last year. President Trump certainly hasn’t held back on his views of the Korean peninsula’s secretive state, but announcing that he has a bigger and more dangerous nuclear button, and that the USA meet them “withContinue Reading

Kids get all the fun. While we get to drive the new Skoda Karoq, it’s the youngsters that get to play with it. Or, specifically, play with a Kid Karoq made entirely from cardboard.

The average car on UK roads is around seven years old, and over that time it’s likely that deposits will have built up in the vehicle’s engine, reducing efficiency and increasing emissions. This can be minimised by using premium fuels (we’ve seen the evidence ourselves after using Shell’s V-Power petrol)Continue Reading

It’s a month since the driving test changed, something most of us won’t actually be aware of. Once you’ve passed your test, it becomes an irrelevance, a piece of history that you probably try to forget.

If you’ve ever driven a horrible Honda or a scary Skoda, you’ll appreciate that motoring can sometimes be an expensive business.