Hyundai i30 Fastback N

Charlie Flindt finds himself determined to join the ‘hot hatch’ brigade after driving the Hyundai i30 Fastback N. It may not win any points among eco warriors – but it’s immense fun to drive. For more motoring reviews, the Audi A4 has been around for years – but the Audi…

Audi A4 Avant 40 TDI quattro

The Audi A4 has come a long way in 25 years. Charlie Flindt is impressed by the new Audi A4 Avant TDI quattro, though restrained in its styling, it reeks of quality. For more on Audi, read our review of the Audi Q7 50 TDI. Have we reached peak SUV?…

Range Rover Sport HST

With flash styling, shiny black wheels and suede-covered interior, the farmyard doesn’t seem the natural home of the Range Rover Sport HST. Yet a week in the country and it fitted in rather well, says Charlie Flindt – even garnering the flatcoats’ approval. For more on Range Rover, read about…

Forester 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic

The U-turn on diesel being considered planet-saving hit Subaru harder than most. Now they have returned to petrol for the Forester 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic. Charlie Flindt finds it roomy, practical and good off-road, but he has a word of warning. For more shoot wagons, Charlie Flindt was impressed by…

Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial

Charlie Flindt finds he is impressed by the new Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial – an immensely capable countryside vehicle that may well be prove itself the Defender’s successor. For more on what could replace the Defender, read our review of the Dacia Duster Commercial. TOYOTA LAND CRUISER COMMERCIAL Well, that’s…

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

It may look a little ‘funky’, but Charlie Flindt is impressed by the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. You buy a Jeep for the rough stuff, and off-road is where the Trailhawk really shines. For a Jeep that is a little less rugged but still plucky, read our review of the Jeep…

SsangYong Musso

Charlie Flindt finds the SsangYong Musso stylish, comfortable and generally a good country car. But the somewhat alarming suspension may cut short its stay at the farm. For more on SsangYong, we find the SsangYong Rexton no-nonsense, straightforward and simple. SSANGYONG MUSSO When we first tested the SsangYong Musso –…

Peugeot 508 GT

Charlie Flindt predicted something practical yet uninspiring from Peugeot’s foray into the ‘fastback’ segment. He is delighted to discover that the Peugeot 508 GT is very smart and has plenty of oomph – everything you would hope for from traditional Peugeot. Read our review of the Peugeot 3008 GT –…

Suzuki Jimny SZ5

Everyone’s favourite little SUV is back. Charlie Flindt finds himself slightly alarmed by the Suzuki Jimny SZ5 at first sight, but is pleased to find that all the best bits are still there – or have been improved. For something a little more luxurious, there’s nothing diminutive about Audi’s new…

Audi Q7 50 TDI

Whether standing in the farmyard or in the driver’s seat, the Audi Q7 50 TDI is, put simply, enormous. Have we reached peak SUV, wonders Charlie Flindt. For a SUV with the last word in luxury and now potentially the perfect shoot wagon, read Charlie Flindt’s review of the Bentley…