What Can You Buy For £2000 Part 1: Had I Known You Better then 

In this, the final part of this used car buying odyssey for now, MotorMartin has spent time looking over what’s available at the most common (bargain) price points on the used car buying journey, from very basic £200 vehicle up to the £2000 dream cars featured in this, the final piece of the jigsaw.  It’s… Read More What Can You Buy For £2000 Part 1: Had I Known You Better then 

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: The Eagle has Landed

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 Kia Niro looks upmarket and classy. With it’s 18″ alloy wheels, roof rails, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, privacy glass and the subtle additions of chrome… Read More Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: The Eagle has Landed

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline

The Kia Niro has been designed to answer a question that is becoming more and more relevant as we move further towards the end of fossil fuels and strive to become more efficient and economical with those resources remaining. There have been successful EVs (electric vehicles) Hybrids and full on plug-in hybrids over the last… Read More Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

The Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic is certainly a great looking car with excellent proportions cleverly disguising it’s utilitarian skill set. The Levorg’s styling is spot on with Subaru having created a distinctive and aggressive front end accentuated by the Levorg’s hexagonal grille and hood-scoop that not only looks fantastic but keeps the turbocharged Subaru… Read More Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

Subaru have long had a reputation for creating World beating rally cars and World Champions with cars such as the Impreza indelibly imprinted on the minds of fast car fans up and down the country. Indeed, the latest WRX STi which, due to the extraordinary service from Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend I was fortunate enough to… Read More Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

Citroën C1 PureTech 82 manual 5-door: I Can’t Let Go

Citroën have made a feature of the vast array of choices available to you when purchasing an all new C1 which means that you should be able to match the car exactly to your needs. Starting with three different trim levels, Touch, Feel and Flair and three distinctive body styles, 3 door, 5 door and… Read More Citroën C1 PureTech 82 manual 5-door: I Can’t Let Go

Citroën C1 PureTech 82 manual 5-door: Keep On Movin’

The following review is an expanded version of Citroën C1 PureTech 82 manual 5-door: I Can’t Let Go by MotorMartin published on DriveTribe, By friend of MotorMartin, Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @xinterceptor.  The Citroën C1 is becoming a common site on our roads today, partly due to it’s quirky, good looking styling and… Read More Citroën C1 PureTech 82 manual 5-door: Keep On Movin’

Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: The Game Of Love

The Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT is the car with which Kia are looking to establish their reputation for producing a hot hatch that combines practically with speed including a generous helping of standard equipment along the way. With it’s 1591cc, turbocharged, Gamma direct injection Petrol engine, the Cee’d GT produces 201bhp and 195 Ib/ft torque… Read More Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: The Game Of Love

Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: Jack The Lad

The Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT is the car with which Kia are looking to establish their reputation for for producing a hot hatch that combines practically with speed including, as do most in the Kia range, a generous helping of standard equipment along the way.   With it’s 1591cc, turbocharged, Gamma direct injection Petrol engine,… Read More Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: Jack The Lad

DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: Reason To Believe

The DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual is a handsome looking car, particularly in the Sport Red and Opal White combination of the model on test which when combined with the 17 inch grey diamond-cut ‘Aphrodite’ alloy wheels, provides you with a truly unique exterior worthy of The DS badge. And that additional rise of… Read More DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: Reason To Believe

DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: somebody To Love

The DS brand has been discussed before here on MotorMartin, indeed the history behind the marque was highlighted in Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need, where the journey from the launch of the original all the way back in October 1955 to the current range was looked into. Likewise, when MotorMartin had the… Read More DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: somebody To Love

Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

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. In the beginning there was a road and it was good, but too empty. ‘What shall we fill this with?’ came the question. And the answer? It was… Read More Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

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 Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport delivers a quite incredible 208bhp from its responsive, turbocharged 1.6L THP which, when combined with a tactile and responsive 6-speed manual… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

The Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport is the compact hatchback with which Peugeot hope to have created a modern icon that will compare and compete on equal terms with their own, legendary 205 GTi. And that is consistently the biggest problem for Peugeot, especially when that GTi badge is added. Look at the 206… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In 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. The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker with… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker and all of the practicality and style that a thoroughly modern five door hatchback has to offer. If ever there were a car that does it all, whilst… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

What Can You Buy For £1000? Take Me Away

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? Take Me Away

Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At 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. The Peugeot 106 can easily be seen as the forgotten GTI, a car overshadowed by many but bettered by few, a car rather cruelly ignored and consigned to… Read More Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

What follows is an expanded review from that posted previously under the title: Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight as, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the 2008 is more than deserving of a little more flesh being added to the bones of the original piece to create a more thorough and… Read More Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

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’s a quick quiz to get you thinking today. I was born in 1980 and soldiered on until 1991, there were once over 1.5 million of me but… Read More How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.