Recent articles by James Disdale

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport - front cornering
Road tests

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review

25 May, 2016

VW's Golf GTI Clubsport 40th birthday hot hatch special is the most potent GTI yet. But is it the most fun?

BMW 3 Series front tracking
Car group tests

Best automatic cars 2016

19 May, 2016

Slick-shifting and economical, and even great fun to drive - we list the top 10 best automatic models on sale

New Porsche 718 Boxster 2016 - front tracking 2
Road tests

New Porsche 718 Boxster S 2016 review

5 May, 2016

New name, new engine, but is the Porsche 718 Boxster still a thriller?

Land Rover Discovery Sport long-term - second report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Land Rover Discovery Sport

14 Apr, 2016

Second report: Our Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV has been demonstrating its class both on road and off

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost 2016 - front cornering 2
Road tests

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost 2016 review

18 Mar, 2016

Four-cylinder Ford Mustang mixes muscle with efficiency - how does it compare with the V8?

Vauxhall Meriva front tracking
In-depth reviews

Vauxhall Meriva review

The innovative Vauxhall Meriva offers family-friendly transport thanks to its versatile seating and wide-opening doors

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

New Lexus GS F 2016 - front tracking 2
Road tests

New Lexus GS F 2016 saloon review

22 Feb, 2016

Lexus GS F takes a refreshingly old-school approach with its 5.0-litre V8 but can it out muscle the BMW M5 and Audi RS6?

Fiat 124 Spider - front
Road tests

New Fiat 124 Spider 2016 review

16 Feb, 2016

Fiat is back in the affordable roadster game with the new Mazda MX-5 based Fiat 124 Spider

Road tests

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV 2016 review

15 Feb, 2016

Toyota RAV4 facelift brings new hybrid version with nearly 200bhp

Skoda Citigo Sport front corner
In-depth reviews

Skoda Citigo review

Crowned the Auto Express Best City Car for four years running, the Skoda Citigo is as spacious as the VW up! - and cheaper

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

Audi RS3 - long-term - final report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Audi RS3

3 Feb, 2016

Final report: We say ‘adios’ to our Audi RS3 with 2,000-mile road trip

Infiniti Q30 2.2 diesel 2016 - front tracking cropped
Road tests

Infiniti Q30 2.2 diesel 2016 review

22 Jan, 2016

The new premium hatch is built in Britain, so we see if it makes sense on our roads

Road tests

Vauxhall Insignia Whisper diesel 2016 review

14 Jan, 2016

New diesel engine gives the family car a well-needed lift

VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG - front
Road tests

VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG automatic review

22 Dec, 2015

Has latest-generation Volkswagen Touran shaken off staid and sensible image?

Mazda CX-3 - front action
In-depth reviews

Mazda CX-3 review

The supermini-based Mazda CX-3 crossover combines chunky looks with a fun driving experience, and rivals the Nissan Juke


Driving coach to the stars: A Vauxhall Astra masterclass

10 Dec, 2015

We meet the man who’s used an Astra to teach some of motorsport’s top names how to boost their skills

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?

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