Car reviews

  • Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Sport Auto

    Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Sport Auto

    Decent off-road ability here, but Japanese rivals do a better job of bridging the gap between 4x4 and everyday use.

    17 January 2006
    first drive
  • Seat Altea 2.0 TDI FR

    Seat Altea 2.0 TDI FR

    The new 168bhp diesel engine is a real step forward. But the Altea's chassis, while agile, makes too much of the struggle to cope with the torque on offer. The result is a car which falls frustratingly shy of its 'performance' brief.

    16 January 2006
    first drive
  • Mini Cooper S Works Auto

    Mini Cooper S Works Auto

    Auto box seems at odds with performance Works pack

    14 January 2006
    first drive
  • Mercedes-Benz S350

    Mercedes-Benz S350

    Fine car, but this entry-level petrol version could do with more torque.

    12 January 2006
    first drive
  • Peugeot 20Cup

    Peugeot 20Cup

    Bonkers show car gives few clues to what we can expect from the 207 - but it's fun all the same and its engine shows promise.

    10 January 2006
    first drive
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Toyota goes for off-road prowess at the expense of on-road fun

    6 January 2006
    first drive
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

    Trading green wellies for driving shoes, Jeep has delivered a bargain performance 4x4.

    4 January 2006
    first drive
  • Mercedes-Benz S500

    Mercedes-Benz S500

    Quite simply as good as it gets

    2 January 2006
    first drive
  • Lamborghini Murcielago

    Lamborghini Murcielago

    Still spectacular, and costly brakes are worth every penny.

    30 December 2005
    first drive
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

    Not the sports car it pretends to be.

    28 December 2005
    first drive

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