I’ve written frequently about bangernomics, the principle of buying embarrassingly cheap cars and running them for as long as possible without spending anything. For the best part of six years, me and my far better half Samantha have been driving around in sub £500 motors without any issue. It worksContinue Reading

Vauxhall VXR Maloo 2012 665x297

Any regular reader will know that I’m a big fan of American cars. Not necessarily the run of the mill motors like the Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Cruze, but the traditional muscle cars with unnecessarily large V8 engines that don’t actually produce that much power.

My last column talked about how timing the sprint zero to sixty miles per hour in a car is a near useless measure of performance, mostly because it’s the quickest way to snap things in your car that should be in one piece. I asked for your alternatives that wouldContinue Reading

My car will get from a standstill to sixty miles an hour in around five and a half seconds. I know this because it says so in the sales brochure and because it’s got a big noisy engine. It’s also completely useless information.

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.