Front view of Nissan Patrol
Used car tests

Nissan Patrol

8 Feb, 2005

It's celebrating its 50th year, but is now the time to buy a used version of the legendary Nissan Patrol?

Long-term tests

Mitsubishi Colt

8 Feb, 2005

There's a bit of internal rivalry going on in our office concerning our long-term Mitsubishi Colt. As the newest member of staff, I've been made the custodian of the diesel supermini.

Long-term tests

Volvo V50

8 Feb, 2005

What's the mark of a good long-term car? Simple: the number of people who ask to borrow it.

Road tests

TVR Tuscan 2

2 Feb, 2005

On the whole, TVR's aims are simple - to offer supercar speed and drama at a fraction of the cost.

Road tests

Volvo S40

2 Feb, 2005

Do premium badges and value for money really mix? Volvo argues that its S40 range delivers both. The family saloon has stylish design and a quality feel at a price in keeping with the likes of Ford and Volkswagen.

Road tests

Mercedes E-Class

2 Feb, 2005

Is this the ultimate holdall? With unrivalled boot space in its class, Mercedes' E-Class estate packs practical features, a wide engine range and superb comfort levels.

Road tests

Nissan 350Z

2 Feb, 2005

Coupes are among the most sought-after cars in the UK - but give them a folding roof and their appeal becomes even greater. Nissan has done exactly that with its new 350Z Roadster.

Road tests

Chevrolet Kalos

2 Feb, 2005

You can't fault Chevrolet for trying to get noticed - this is the third new model the company has launched in three weeks.

Road tests

Volkswagen Golf

2 Feb, 2005

Ordering a drink from a coffee shop is a complicated process these days. Do you want decaf, skimmed milk or extra strong? Regular, large or super-sized?

Road tests

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

2 Feb, 2005

Less than a year after launching the acclaimed DB9, Aston Martin is poised to release its next world-beater: the V8 Vantage.