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The 2016 Mini Cooper: Can it still blow the doors off?
We all love the classic Mini Cooper. It was a true icon, transcending classes, countries and taste. Designed as a means to get Britain motoring after the war, it went on to define a generation, and more so. A few … Continue reading
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Jaguar F-Type V8 S. Near perfection?
Every so often, there comes a car that simply ticks all the right boxes. It is not a supercar, but a car that is almost affordable, and you just cannot stop yourself from thinking about it. You try everything, beg, … Continue reading
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The ideal sleeper? 2003 Volkswagen Jetta/Bora VR6 GLI
You may get the idea, from reading this blog, that I am sponsored by Volkswagen. Let me assure you, as much as I would love that, it is not the case. One of the reasons I like that brand, is … Continue reading
Posted in Car reviews Tagged 2003, 3-series, bmw, bora, gli, golf, jetta, mk4, sleeper, volkswagen, vr6 16 Comments
The Old-School review, the Mk2 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8V
Regular readers will know how I lament about modern sports cars. In a way, they are too good, so to get any sort of driving feel or sensation, you have to drive way too fast, which usually ends up with … Continue reading
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The Edonis, the forgotten sports car?
When we all grew up, we always had our poster supercar. If you grew up in the 70s, it was a Miura, in the 80s, it was an F40, in the 90s, probably a Mclaren F1. I grew up in … Continue reading
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