Audi S4 cabriolet

Some people, I suspect, will find the new Audi S4 Cabriolet completely irresistible. No need to scratch around in the dust for reasons, the first is staring us in the…

Vauxhall Monaro

I laughed when we went sideways at 60mph, and I was still laughing when we did it at 75mph, but during the heart-pounding seconds when race driver Nathan Priddy wrenched…

Seat Altea 1.6

There wasn’t a mountain bike or a surfboard in sight. Not even a posse of Lycra-clad models miming ‘lifestyle’ activities. That’s often what happens when you attend the launch of…

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350

Mercedes has shifted an incredible 308,000 SLKs in the seven-and-a-half years since its rapturous 1996 launch, and it predicts its replacement can do even better. Way too ambitious, I thought,…

Volvo V50 2.0d SE

People will buy almost anything if the right badge is nailed to it. Look no further than Volvo’s old V40 for proof of that. No amount of negative press seemed…

Mercedes C55 AMG

Is it a not-so-subtle reminder, or just plain embarrassment? We suspect a little of both. How many other cars define the engine’s configuration on the rev counter? The new C55…