Recent articles by James Disdale

Jaguar XF R-Sport - front action
Road tests

Jaguar XF 2.0D 2015 review

27 Nov, 2015

Jaguar's second generation XF exec saloon has impressed in V6 diesel spec but is the popular four-cylinder as good?

Mercedes E-Class front tracking
In-depth reviews

Mercedes E-Class review

The Mercedes E-Class is getting on a bit now, but still offers plenty of refinement and luxury

2014 Porsche Cayman front
In-depth reviews

Porsche Cayman review

Porsche Cayman is the best sports car you can buy, with the awesome GT4 topping the range

Land Rover Discovery Sport - front static
In-depth reviews

Land Rover Discovery Sport review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is an upmarket, quality seven-seat compact SUV, and a very fine replacement for the old Freelander

Vauxhall Insignia head on
In-depth reviews

Vauxhall Insignia review

The Vauxhall Insignia hatchback offers plenty of style and comfort to rival the Ford Mondeo

Volkswagen Golf R Estate front
Road tests

Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2015 review

30 Oct, 2015

The ever-impressive VW Golf R super-hatch with a 605-litre boot. What's not to like?

Ford Focus RS Nitrous Blue front tracking
Road tests

New Ford Focus RS ride review

29 Oct, 2015

We take the tour and then get a thrilling passenger ride in the all-new Ford Focus RS super hatch

Ferrari 488 GTB tracking
In-depth reviews

Ferrari 488 GTB review

Ferocious performance and agile handling mean the stunning Ferrari 488 GTB coupe and Spider are far from your usual entry-level machines

Ferrari 488 Spider - roof down driving
Road tests

New Ferrari 488 Spider review

13 Oct, 2015

How do you make the Ferrari 488 GTB supercar even more exciting? The roofless 488 Spider has the answer

Land Rover Defender Heritage - front cornering
Road tests

Land Rover Defender Heritage Edition review

2 Oct, 2015

4x4 favourite bows out in style with retro-themed beauty

Audi RS3 LT header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Audi RS3

21 Sep, 2015

First report: Will Audi’s hottest hatch live up to the legend of its rally-winning ancestor?

Mercedes GLE Coupe - front action
Road tests

Mercedes GLE Coupe 2015 review

4 Sep, 2015

Sleek new Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV has its sights set firmly on BMW’s X6

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS - front cornering
Road tests

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS review

28 Aug, 2015

Muscle car is now fitted with paddleshift auto transmission

VW Golf GTI - final header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Volkswagen Golf GTI

18 Aug, 2015

Final report: Brilliant hot hatch is set to leave our fleet… but not if our man can help it

Mazda CX-3
In-depth reviews

Mazda CX-3 review

The Mazda CX-3 enters the crowded compact crossover segment with a sporty yet premium feel

Audi TTS Roadster - front tracking
Road tests

New Audi TTS Roadster 2015 review

26 Jun, 2015

The TTS is the most impressive Audi TT Roadster yet it still falls just short of Porsche Boxster

Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe- front tracking
Road tests

Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe review

26 Jun, 2015

Four-wheel drive makes the Jaguar F-Type R less of a handful, but only a little

Mazda MX-5 1.5 2015 front
Road tests

Mazda MX-5 1.5 2015 review

23 Jun, 2015

We try latest Mazda MX-5 roadster on British roads with new, smaller 1.5-litre engine

Volkswagen Caravelle - header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Volkswagen Caravelle

15 May, 2015

Huge, car-like seven-seater MPV makes family holidays a breeze

Mazda 2 - front cornering
Road tests

Mazda 2 Sport review

5 May, 2015

Top-spec Mazda 2 Sport has plenty of equipment and is one of the best superminis out there

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