2016 Volvo S90/V90 road test review by car finder Nick Johnson: “Scandinavian Smooth”

Volvo S90/V90 review by car finder MyCarCoach

Volvo has always liked to do things differently according to their bigwigs, but in the past, different often seemed to mean cars that could be best described as safe, practical and dependable. Not bad qualities in fairness, but thanks to some hefty investment from Volvo’s Chinese parent, Geely, their latest flagship S90 (saloon) and V90 (estate) now offer additional terms of endearment like sleek, handsome and modern.   This level of progress continues inside too with the offer of suitably futuristic technology Read The Rest...

2016 Jaguar XF review by car finder Nick Johnson: “A Smooth, Stirring and Sparing Operator”

MyCarCoach road test review of Jaguar XF

Back in 2007 when Jaguars still had a whiff of Werther’s Original about them, the first generation XF represented a big change of direction for the company. Out went the yesteryear styling and in came modern designs that proved there was life in the old cat yet. Fast forward to 2016 and there is now a new XF on the prowl.   For 2016 this new Jaguar XF has received a bodywork upgrade, not just in terms of its desirable lines Read The Rest...

2015 Jaguar XE: “Putting the cat among the Germans” by car finder Nick Johnson

My Car Coach review of Jaguar XE by car finder Nick Johnson

Every time Jaguar releases a new model there is always talk that it is the most important yet, but with the launch of their new small saloon, XE, this really is the big one. Like any good parent, Tata Motors has been patient in nurturing its child, stumping up the necessary cash to give it the best start in going from bespoke manufacturer to proper premium player.     Hence Jaguar now have a new factory (within Land Rover’s existing site in Solihull), Read The Rest...

2016 BMW 7 Series : “If Carlsberg did Uber rides” by car finder Nick Johnson

My Car Coach review of BMW 7 Series by car finder Nick Johnson

When you hear of BMW’s 7 Series model, what do you think of? Pampered rear passengers? Or, perhaps the car from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?  In that movie, a 7 Series was famously used to avoid the bad guys by being driven remotely via mobile phone.  Fast forward to 2016 and in both cases you could well be talking about this latest version of BMW’s flagship.     Model tested: BMW 730d (Standard wheelbase, CO2 of 124g/km, 60 mpg and Read The Rest...

McLaren 650S Spider first drive review by Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach review of McLaren 650S

As days go, being offered a drive in McLaren's latest and fastest convertible up and around God's Own Country, or Yorkshire to us non-natives, is a very big tick in the life box. At this point I would love to say that it all took place under crystal blue skies, but you cannot have it all, or can you? After driving McLaren's new 650S, I think it is entirely possible and yes the roof stayed down regardless of the fifty shades of Read The Rest...