A fast four door; they’re ten a penny now, but in 1990 this big barge was something special…

Three months can be a long time when you’re trying to run a 17-year old French hatchback, but time has been relatively kind to the Twingo since the last long-term update. The first task was to get it through an MOT, something that can be surprisingly difficult with a carContinue Reading

Renault Twingo 1998 620x277

Running a car on a tight budget is not a difficult thing to do. It’s something I make a hobby of (I know…) and have got through a long list of incredibly undesirable and unreliable cars, from a Renault Safrane to a Lancia Dedra. People do tend to ask howContinue Reading

Fiat Panda 100HP 2006 620x277

For anyone who cares about driving there should always be an appeal to basic, light, low power transport marketed toward fun. The kind of thing that harks back to the original Mini but is increasingly hard to find in these days of driving aids and airbags to cater for everyContinue Reading

Jaguar XJ8 1998 620x277

When I was in my late teens I absolutely adored the shape of the Jaguar XJ. That expansive bonnet stretching toward the quartet of headlamps was perfectly proportioned and the retro looks underlined the brands heritage without feeling contrived. Compared to its self-consciously and aggressively forward-looking German contemporaries, I thoughtContinue Reading