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Seat Leon 2.0 TFSI FR

Seat Leon 2.0 TFSI FR

The Leon FR is compellingly cheap, but you can tell where the corners were cut.

2 August 2006
First Drive
Mercedes-Benz GL500

Mercedes-Benz GL500

If you really need to take seven people off-road, we can’t think of a better way: the GL has Range Rover-like class and ability. Only thing is it feels too big for UK roads.

31 July 2006
First Drive
Holden Commodore 3.5 V6

Holden Commodore 3.5 V6

Worth migrating to Oz if this is the mainstream family sedan. It is a bargain. And if you hold on Vauxhall is brining the V8 versions to Blighty in 2007.

31 July 2006
First Drive
Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0 S5 (2006-2014) first drive review

Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0 S5 (2006-2014) first drive review

The Tribeca is a well-thought-out car, but hampered by its inherited drivetrain. If it had a good diesel engine it would be a serious contender

28 July 2006
First Drive
Mini One

Mini One

On first impressions the new Mini is every bit as good as the last one and then some. It’s much newer than it looks, better built, more comfortable, more refined, and slicker in everyway. The only downside is a slight loss of character.

26 July 2006
First Drive

VW Polo 1.4 TDi Blue Motion

The Blue Motion is a much more cautious step from the company that brought us the Lupo 3L car, but it's a well-judged one. Shame it's not coming to the UK...

26 July 2006
First Drive
Audi RS4 Cabriolet

Audi RS4 Cabriolet

The RS4 Cabriolet does not have the structural rigidity of the saloon, but you can listen more easily to that V8. So whilst it lacks the hard-edged competence of the saloon, the Cabriolet is still extremely desirable

26 July 2006
First Drive
Mini Cooper S Works GP

Mini Cooper S Works GP

This is the best version of the first Mini, for the stiffened suspension doesn't ruin its composure. But at £22,000 and with only two seats, it's also the most expensive and impractical.

24 July 2006
First Drive
Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Black Edition

Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Black Edition

Capable but massively expensive track-tuned SLK points the way ahead at AMG

21 July 2006
First Drive

Peugeot 407 2.7 HDi

A good engine and plenty of kit, but this is a lot of money for a 407.

16 July 2006
First Drive

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