Road tests

Honda S2000

20 Jan, 2004

The Honda S2000 has always been schizophrenic. If you took last year's model on a test track, you'd think it was a well balanced, perfectly planted and super-secure sports car with one of the finest chassis around.

Road tests

Renaultsport Clio 182 2.0 16v

20 Jan, 2004

There was a time when a small car with a three-figure power output could be considered a hot hatch. The Peugeot 205 GTi, for example, mustered a mere 115bhp from its 1.6-litre engine.

Road tests

Fiat Panda

20 Jan, 2004

The Panda has returned to Britain. No, not the bamboo-chewing variety, but Fiat's latest incarnation of its urban runabout.

Long-term tests

Chrysler Crossfire

19 Jan, 2004

For a car to go from concept to showroom in just over two years is pretty remarkable. Yet US giant Chrysler managed it with the Crossfire, and has also kept true to the original script of the vehicle displayed at the Detroit Motor Show in 2001.

Long-term tests

Volvo XC90

19 Jan, 2004

It's no secret we feel rather strongly about the XC90 here at Auto Express

Road tests

Audi A2 TDI Sport

14 Jan, 2004

In the city, one car is streets ahead in the style race. Sales have been slow, but Audi's high-fashion A2 has long been the obvious choice for downsizing executives.

Road tests

Subaru Legacy

14 Jan, 2004

Overkill is a big problem in the motor industry. People drive around in sports cars capable of 150mph when the speed limit is only 70mph.

Road tests

Peugeot 206

14 Jan, 2004

The Peugeot 206 may be showing its age, but it is still a force to be reckoned with. No rival sells as strongly to Britain's private buyers, and last year a whopping 82,667 examples found homes.

Road tests

MG ZT 120

14 Jan, 2004

Want to fill a car showroom with eager buyers? Then introduce an ultra-affordable entry-level machine to bring punters on to the forecourt.

Long-term tests

Ford Focus

13 Jan, 2004

Confession time. I've never been a fan of MPVs. To my mind, cars should allow you to get away from screaming kids - not force you to sit in an enclosed space with them.