FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

An Italian convertible with elegant Pininfarina drawn lines, independent race inspired suspension and a luxurious, if slightly basic, wood and leather interior, plus an Aurelio Lampredi designed dual-overhead cam engine, a five speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and lightweight Cromodora alloy wheels. A description of the latest FIAT roadster perhaps? Afraid not. The above… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Here we are, at the tale end of 2017, testing the latest iteration of the ever youthful Jimny, a SUV before we knew what an SUV actually was,… Read More Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Come Fly Away

What have Clinton, Lewinsky, the Euro, Britney Spears, Microsoft, Saving Private Ryan, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, All Saints, Furbys, The Chamber Of Secrets and James Cameron’s Titanic all got in common? Given up yet? The answer is that they all rose to prominence way back in 1998, the year that the Titanic Suzuki Jimny was… Read More Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Come Fly Away

Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W: FireBrand & Angel

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor.  The all new Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W is a handsome car resplendent in it’s Mineral grey and Super black paint scheme, polished 16″ alloy wheels,… Read More Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W: FireBrand & Angel

Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W: Action This Day

The all new 2017 Suzuki Swift aims to build upon the excellent reputation garnered by the previously well received incarnation and continue Suzuki’s superb run of form with their city cars. The Swift has been with us since it went into production in 1983, although it was known as Cultus in its home market of… Read More Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4W: Action This Day

Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d: Dreams Should Never Die

What we have here is an attempt to get to the bottom of the pull that classic cars have on the majority of us car fans. The dangers of purchasing the wrong car, the hidden problems behind shiny paintwork and the diversions from standard are all frustrations that buyers of new and nearly new vehicles… Read More Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d: Dreams Should Never Die

Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Rave On

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The all new C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110, a Citroën in the grand tradition, a combination of Flair and engineering which have created a car that Citroën say… Read More Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Rave On

Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Friends Will Be Friends

Citroën have a proud history when it comes to avant-garde design and engineering, from the original A Type of 1919, through 1933’s Montlhéry speed ring taming, world record setting, 8CV and encapsulated by Citroën’s most iconic 2CV originally launched in 1948. It’s not just the cars and vehicles manufactured by Citroën that demonstrate that certain… Read More Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Friends Will Be Friends

Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Line Blue HDi 120 EAT6: See The Lights

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Now more than ever, Peugeot is channelling it’s energy into designing vehicles that display a striking desirability, mixing looks and technology in equal measures with perhaps the most… Read More Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Line Blue HDi 120 EAT6: See The Lights

Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Line Blue HDi 120 EAT6: Riders On The Storm

I have driven the future and it is a Peugeot 3008. With the current popularity of SUVs showing no sign of abating it is no wonder that Peugeot have brought out their rather wonderful 3008. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Peugeot have spent time making sure that the 3008 will be all… Read More Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Line Blue HDi 120 EAT6: Riders On The Storm

What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe… Read More What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5hs 2.0 4WD Automatic: Envy Of Angels

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor.  MotorMartin’s thoughts on the 2016 Outlander PHEV can be found by clicking http://motormartin.com/2016/08/10/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-gx5h-electric-boogaloo/ and now Mitsubishi’s designers and engineers have looked at what could be improved over the… Read More Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5hs 2.0 4WD Automatic: Envy Of Angels

What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something… Read More What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5hs 2.0 4WD Automatic: Elektrobank

Family cars need to be spacious, economical, practical, interesting and fun to drive, after all, you deserve to enjoy your car don’t you? When MotorMartin was choosing a car upon which to undertake the annual family holiday to Anglesey, North Wales there was really only the one choice. With Mitsubishi introducing a number of improvements… Read More Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5hs 2.0 4WD Automatic: Elektrobank

Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP: Perfect Skin

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor.  With it’s bold and muscular styling the sporting Vitara S exudes aggression and ability, it’s wide rear arches rising from low down against the front wheels creating a… Read More Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP: Perfect Skin

Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP: Good Clean Fun

It’s been a bit of a Suzuki Fest over at MotorMartin Towers recently with the Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP following hot on the heels of the rather superb Suzuki Ignis SZ5 ALLGRIP, a car that can be read about by clicking here and one that has already got it’s eye on the MotorMartin 2017 Car… Read More Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet ALLGRIP: Good Clean Fun

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 DualJet + SHVS SZ5 ALLGRIP: Sultans Of Swing

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Suzuki and their Ignis offer something different from the competition as it stands out from the crowd with bold design choices and a level of customisation available ensuring… Read More Suzuki Ignis 1.2 DualJet + SHVS SZ5 ALLGRIP: Sultans Of Swing

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 DualJet + SHVS SZ5 4×4: All The Young Dudes

The Suzuki 1.2 DuelJet SZ5 4×4 is quite simply brilliant. That wasn’t so difficult was it? Now it’s simply a case of putting forward for your delectation the myriad of reasons why this is the case and what does this mean for you and your next car choice? From the very beginning, Suzuki have designed… Read More Suzuki Ignis 1.2 DualJet + SHVS SZ5 4×4: All The Young Dudes

MG3 3STYLE VTi-TECH: On With The Show

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. This is the second time that I’ve had the pleasure of this, the MG3 but the first time with the 3STYLE edition with it’s additional cruise control, automatic… Read More MG3 3STYLE VTi-TECH: On With The Show

MG3 3STYLE VTi-TECH: Thank You For The Good Times

This is the second time that I’ve had the pleasure of this, the MG3 but the first time with the 3STYLE edition with it’s additional cruise control, automatic headlights, styling tweaks, technology and 16″ diamond alloy wheels as standard. Excellent. But there are certain key points of interest that newcomers to the MG3 range may… Read More MG3 3STYLE VTi-TECH: Thank You For The Good Times