Alfa Romeo Giulia

Beautiful, lively and with bags of character – Charlie Flindt is impressed by the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, despite its slight quirks. For more on motoring, read Charlie Flindt’s review of the Skoda Kodiaq – an impressive new SUV. ALFA ROMEO GIULIA It has been some time since Alfa Romeo…

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Charlie Flindt discovers nothing in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to make you cross, but his Belgian shepherd is the only member of the household to find the new SUV exciting. For another new SUV on the block, Charlie Flindt finds himself impressed by the Skoda Kodiaq. TOYOTA RAV4 HYBRID Back…

Skoda Kodiaq

The styling is stunning and the cabin bright with excellent visibility – Charlie Flindt is impressed with the new SUV on the block, the Skoda Kodiaq. Even his tipsy teenagers approve. Bentley were slightly ahead of Skoda in jumping on the SUV bandwagon. The Bentley Bentayga may be the size…

Bentley Bentayga

Once you look beyond the silly name the Bentley Bentayga has some surprising uses, as Charlie Flindt discovers. Bentley are the latest to jump on the SUV bandwagon, but aren’t the only surprise. Jaguar and SUV seem an unlikely fit, but the Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport makes sense. BENTLEY BENTAYGA The…

Suzuki Vitara S

The new Suzuki Vitara S has been blinged up a bit, but with a good coating of mud it quickly became one of the family. Charlie Flindt is impressed. For another motor just as at home in a muddy field, and continuing to fly the flag for no-nonsense country transport,…

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport

When the word SUV is mentioned it is unlikely that Jaguar would spring to mind. However Charlie Flindt has set out to put the  Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport through it’s paces and see if it lives up to it’s new SUV status. For those who adopt a traditionalist view of cars, read…

Subary Forester 2.0D XC

The Subaru Forster 2.0D XC proves as practical as ever, but it’s the return of the favourite rural hue that gets Charlie Flindt’s pulse racing. For a Subaru less suited to the odd foray into a muddy field but certainly great fun in the corners, read Charlie Flindt’s review of…

Jeep Cherokee

The new Jeep Cherokee has a stylishly European interior, but Charlie Flindt finds it less rugged and has a few suggestions to improve what it was originally great at, off-roading. We love to champion the Land Rover, but we would be without it if it weren’t for the Jeep. Find…

Your 4x4 needs to be your base camp and best friend when on the road.

Never ever refer to your 4×4 as a car, it’s a vehicle. Actually, it’s not even just a vehicle. It is: dog kennel; truck; people carrier; removal van; office; tea stall; tractor (real, not Chelsea); luxury saloon; terrain buster; base camp. Most of all it is a home-from-home during all…

Skoda Fabia Estate

The Fabia has earned itself the reputation of a frumpy but popular workhorse in the past. Charlie Flindt takes the new Skoda Fabia Estate for a spin and finds that its makeover is working wonders. If you don’t mind having a boot that’s more terrier than flatcoat, then read Charlie…