Reviews

Glance back at some of the classics, the collectables, and the once forgotten gems.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk5: Retro Road Test

The fifth-generation VW Golf GTI is arguably the best of the breed, with a punchy engine, agile handling and no-compromise practicality. We revisit an icon.

Ford Capri 280: the car that kept its promise

These are strange times. In March 2016, a Ford Capri 280 sold at auction for a world record price of £54,000. Think...

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS backdate review: Retro Road Test

This 'backdated' Porsche 911 imitates the iconic Carrera 2.7 RS for a fraction of the price. How does it compare to drive?

Lotus Esprit S3 review: Retro Road Test

The first car I ever crashed was a Lotus Esprit. Rounding a corner too quickly, it flipped onto its side, bounced between...

Jensen Interceptor review: Retro Road Test

The Jensen Interceptor serves up British charm with a side-order of American muscle. We drive the ultimate 385hp Six-Pack version.

Rover Mini Cooper Sport review: Retro Road Test

A nostalgic reminder of the back-to-basics brilliance of the original Mini, driven here in 1998 Rover Cooper Sport guise.

Reliant Rialto review: meeting a hero (yes, really)

Our man enjoyed a special date with a Reliant three-wheeler

Mk2 Seat Leon Cupra R review: driving a bargain hot hatch

As Seat launches its new Cupra sub-brand, we look back at the 2010 Leon Cupra R

The ‘Box of Frogs’ – life with Japan’s craziest hot hatch

Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4: a big name for a tiny car. Our man recalls the time he spent with Japan's craziest hot hatch