Car Reviews

The Saab 900 Is a Glorious Purgatory Between the Extremes of Car Culture

The Saab 900 is not a luxury car. The Saab 900 is not a sports car. So what exactly is the Saab 900? That’s what Regular Car Reviews went to find out. Saab billed the 900 as a sports car, but that just isn’t accurate. It’s front wheel drive, and even the hand brake works on the front wheels, so ... Read More »

Jaguar XE feature review: a 1351-mile drive to Gibraltar

Sit down with the Jaguar XE’s engineers and they’ll talk about the 50-metre test: those first moments behind the wheel where a car begins to reveal its character; the weight of the steering, the sound of the engine, the touch of the controls. Even if your mind is elsewhere, those mental impressions are subconsciously forming. I blip the keyfob – one ... Read More »

Audi R8 V10 Plus (2015) review

Oh Audi, what have you done? The new Audi R8 doesn’t so much arrive with a bang as a carpet-bombing – while we all sort of knew the original was a cut-price Lamborghini Gallardo, presenting it as a V8 initially established such clean air between them that the later introduction of increasingly focused V10 variants never really threatened the established ... Read More »

Mercedes CLA 220 CDI Sport Shooting Brake (2016) review

Nice, and nearly as pretty as the CLS Shooting Brake. Nearly… Agreed. The A-class wears its CLS-inspired bolt-on bottom well, despite the car’s more modest proportions, and manages a fair impression of the bigger Merc’s arcing elegance. We’ve sampled the range-topping 45 AMG before, but it’s the 200 and 220 diesels that account for the bulk of sales. This is the ... Read More »

2012 Range Rover Vogue Luxury Tdv8 Review

It is said – not entirely in jest – that a Range Rover isn’t a car. It’s a hobby. Nevertheless, notwithstanding Land Rover’s less than stellar reputation for reliability, I had coveted one for decades. By 2010 I realised that if I didn’t bite the bullet soon, I’d be getting too old and sensible. So it was that I found ... Read More »

Flying car best gadget of the future, Volvo console worst, says survey

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. The future’s an elusive thing. We think we know what it might look like. Then we get there, and it doesn’t look like that at all. But still we argue about it and think we can control our journey toward it. Few are more comprehensively ... Read More »

Porsche Macan GTS (2016) review

This is the Porsche Macan GTS, a compact SUV that slots between the existing S and Turbo models in today’s line-up. Best think of it, though, as an S with a few more stops pulled out, the same kind of recipe that elevates Carrera and Cayman GTS above S variants. The GTS gets a lightly tickled version of the S’s ... Read More »

Tesla Model S gets Spotify music streaming service

Tesla owners will have access to millions of music tracks in their cars with new Spotify service Tesla Model S owners will soon be able to listen to millions of music tracks for free in their cars, thanks to a partnership with music streaming service Spotify. An update to the car’s software will add a premium account for the service, ... Read More »

Peugeot 108 review

The Peugeot 108 is the French firm’s smallest and cheapest car Under the skin, the Peugeot 108 is closely related to the latest Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. However, the three cars look quite different, with the 108 having the most grown-up and sophisticated appearance. The 108 is also available with everything from a reversing camera to leather upholstery, despite being Peugeot’s cheapest model. Plus it’s an ... Read More »

Car review: Bentley Continental GT V8 S Coupé

In the twelve years it’s been around, the Continental GT has been a big success story for Bentley. It’s best known for its huge 12-cylinder engine, but the smaller 4.0-litre V8 option has always arguably been the sweet spot in the Conti range. Now that V8 is available with two turbos, boosting power from 500bhp to 521bhp, delivering a 192mph ... Read More »