Mercedes C-Class Salooon 2014 Front 620x277

The life of a motoring journalist involves flying to and from the various airports of Europe, often at times of day I’d forgotten even existed, jumping in to a new car and driving it around the countryside for a few hours before heading back home. In the time I’ve beenContinue Reading

The much-anticipated new Mercedes C-Class, now available to order at L&L Automotive, combines a muscular body, a sense of elegance and enhanced performance to create a vehicle that is designed to exceed expectations. More efficient engines provide exceptional fuel mileage, while Airmatic suspension provides an unparalleled ride. Inside, an impressiveContinue Reading

Infiniti Q50 2013 665x297

Premium. It’s a word that is thrown around by many with little thought as to what it actually means, attached to everything from cars (obviously) through to shampoo and paper towels. Perhaps it’s just the people I follow through social media (you can find me @FrontSeatPhil) but there has beenContinue Reading

Jaguar XJ 2013 665x297

In an age of downsizing and economising it’s always a thrill to discover a car that’s able to engender the sensation of an event – the feeling that stepping inside is not purely taking a seat in some transport to the office but removing yourself from the world around you,Continue 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.

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The Mercedes A-Class was always a car to divide opinion. Forward thinking when launched, the upright stance and innovative packaging gave you a large interior within a small car, but at the expense of driving dynamics, even desirability. It was practical, if unorthodox, but rivals from Audi and BMW left itContinue Reading

It’s certainly bold. The Vauxhall Maloo I’ve been given to test is making one massive statement, but I’m not sure what that statement is. It’s part luxurious cruiser, part muscle car and part pick up truck. I’m struggling to see the point.

Last week I previewed the Goodwood Festival of Speed. If it didn’t excite you and you decided not to head down to Lord March’s pad in Sussex, then you missed out on yet another great event. Being so popular and being located in some fairly remote countryside, traffic is always anContinue Reading

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.