Fiat 500X Plus 4WD

The Fiat 500X Plus 4WD is another example of Fiat building on the 500’s success. Since its launch in 2007, the Fiat 500 has been infinitely popular. But the new special, an off-road crossover, just don’t have the original’s charm and wit, says Charlie Flindt. For a new compact crossover…

Mercedes GLA 220 CDI

The Mercedes GLA 220 CDI is yet another new offering in the compact crossover market. With more buyers wanting the benefits of four wheel drive without having an enormous car in town year round, the compact crossover is becoming increasingly popular. Charlie Flindt finds that, although a superb drive, the…

Mazda CX-3 exterior

The Mazda CX-3 brings the car company into a new segment of the market. With more buyers wanting four wheel drive but not needing a large car to tackle difficult terrain all year round, the CX-3 is Mazda’s offering to the compact crossover market. Charlie Flindt discovers that it only…

Subaru Outback. On the coast.

The Subaru Outback is still holding on to its old rugged roots, but this time with more class and dexterity. The new Subaru Outback is mature, modern and classy boasting a whole new range of features allowing more capability in different weather conditions. Read Charlie Flindt’s analysis of the Mitsubishi…

Mitsubishi Shogun. high roof.

The Mitsubishi Shogun is rugged and ready to go. Charlie Flindt likes a throwback, especially one with a proper parking brake. For more motoring fun read about the gentleman drivers who risked it all. And for those planning to buy a quad bike this summer, see our suitable suggestions from our…

Lord Pembroke in a Jaguar D-type.

Gentleman racing drivers are competitive by nature. One has only to look back to the ancient plains of Olympia where, as early as 776BC, religious festivities were combined with physical prowess. After a while, however, man versus man started to seem tame. Before long, one Roman no doubt looked at…