Renault Sport Clio 172 – Review

I’ll make it clear off the bat, I’ve driven this exact 140,000 mile Clio 172 before… on the motorway. Predictably, I was left very underwhelmed. It’s not lost on me that forming an assumption of a leggy Clio during a long haul motorway journey, is like judging a penguins ability to cover ground without seeing […]

Coventry’s automotive past – My trip to see what’s left

Coventry’s recent history has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride to say the least. The city began its global manufacturing prowess in the 1800’s with the production of bicycles, only to be decimated by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Out of the ashes of the German bombing campaign, Coventry became Britains hub […]

Audi A2 update – Have recent reliability woes finally broke me?

It’s been an unusually costly few months with the A2. Firstly there was a snapped alternator belt that turned out to be a seized alternator and just the other week a wheel bearing went triggering the ABS sensor. In total it’s cost me just under £500 in maintenance recently, cash I desperately need for the […]

2022 fuel price crisis – Why I don’t feel sorry for some people

The cost of living has been spiralling out of control in recent months and motorists especially, have been hit hard. Diesel has hit the dizzying heights of over £2 a litre in places and petrol isn’t far behind. Taking this into consideration, you’d think people at the lower end of the financial spectrum would be […]

Make Lancia great again… or kill it

The death of an automotive manufacturer usually comes in one of two ways. The likes of Duesenberg, Marcos and TVR, all stayed true to their core values right to the very end. Their final efforts just as desirable as their first. Sadly however, it’s far more common for a manufacturer to fizzle out with a […]

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