Road tests

BMW 3-Series

10 Aug, 2005

It's a tough brief. The new 3-Series Touring must offer class-leading practicality and space, and yet still manage to deliver the marque's legendary driving dynamics.

Road tests

Fiat Croma

10 Aug, 2005

People carriers and off-roaders now come in all shapes and sizes, but traditional family hatchbacks still account for one in 10 new cars sold in the UK today.

Side view of Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe
Long-term tests

Mercedes CLK Coupe

9 Aug, 2005

The whole world may be going crazy for the latest Harry Potter book, but not me. My current bedtime reading is an even lengthier affair than JK Rowling's 607-page epic.

Road tests

MINI Cooper S

3 Aug, 2005

Don't be fooled by the mild-mannered exterior. This MINI might appear familiar, but it eats Subaru Imprezas for breakfast and snacks on BMW M3s for lunch. It is the ultimate proof that looks can be deceptive.

Road tests

Mazda 6

3 Aug, 2005

Cute roadsters like Mazda's MX-5 are great for image-building. However, when it comes to profits, there's nothing like a big-selling family car. And that's why the Japanese firm needs its facelifted 6 to deliver.

Road tests

Peugeot 307

3 Aug, 2005

There's no doubt that times have been tough for the Peugeot 307. Under fire from the new Ford Focus, Citroen C4 and Volkswagen Golf, the Lion's family favourite has had to work extra hard for sales over the past 12 months.

Road tests

Volkswagen Passat

3 Aug, 2005

Style is as important as storage in the ultra-competitive estate sector, which is why VW says it's expecting big things from the load-lugging version of its new Passat.

Road tests

Honda Civic

3 Aug, 2005

The transition from show car to showroom is complete! When Honda's Civic concept stunned visitors at the Geneva exhibition in March, few believed the production version would be as radical.

Front view of Peugeot 206
Used car tests

Peugeot 206

2 Aug, 2005

It's one of Britain's top-selling new cars, but is the Peugeot 206 such a good bet as a used buy?

Road tests

BMW M3 CS

27 Jul, 2005

Now the new 3-Series has been launched, the M3's days are numbered. Even so, with a V8 replacement not due until next year, BMW is keeping performance buyers happy with this special edition, the CS.