About Mr.CarCoach.

Your personal expert guide to buying your next car.I'll be offering buying tips/advice & thoughts on all aspects of the automotive world.

2012 Porsche Boxster “The best just got better”

My Car Coach Porsche Boxster review by Nick Johnson

The new Porsche Boxster has arrived and this time it promises to not only have the same market-leading driving dynamics it has always had but finally combines these with the looks that the car always deserved. Fancy a mini Carrera GT? Well read on as this could well be your chance!   2012 Porsche Boxster S (PDK transmission) Price: From £38,237 (as tested £52,905) Availability: Now. Back in 1993 in the middle of a winter storm in Detroit, where journalists and auto executives huddled into Read The Rest...

2012 Fiat Panda “Value priced, Finest feeling” test review by Nick Johnson

MyCarCoach review of Fiat Panda by Nick Johnson

Much in the way that the supermarkets have a ‘value’ range, the Fiat Panda has always been something of an essential no-frills car. Previously, what it lost out in seemingly being designed with a ruler, it made up for in dependable charm. Now there’s a new model and it promises, according to Fiat’s boss Olivier François, to be “the official car for doing whatever the hell you like”. But can ‘Value’ still cut it in a market full of ‘Finest’ Read The Rest...

Launch of Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type Launch by Nick Johnson

Jaguar has always had a thing for naming its most revered sports cars after letters. It all started with the glorious Le-Mans winning C-Type in the early 1950’s followed by the Le-Mans winning D-Type of the mid ‘50s and then, the most beautiful car in the world, according to Enzo Ferrari, the E-Type of the swinging 60s. And now, finally, a whole 50 years after the first E-Type, we have the F-Type!   The F-Type aims to re-claim Jaguar’s spirit for the Read The Rest...

MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel manual hatchback road test review by Oliver Hammond

MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo - boot badge

Take one diesel engine developed by Chinese company SAIC, combine with a healthy dose of Brummy design, mix with a completely new chassis and garnish with an iconic badge. The result? A new MG6 diesel. Yes, at last, the new MG6 can attempt to target the fleet market now that the range includes a diesel powerplant. It’s fair to say you’ve probably not seen many new MG6s on the roads yet, but it’s a landmark model for MG, having risen Read The Rest...

2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake “Style and Substance” test review by Nick Johnson

Jaguar XF Sportbrake review by Nick Johnson, My Car Coach

For car makers out there who plan to launch an estate model, it would seem the worst thing you can ever do is describe your new model as just that. BMW have their estate ‘Touring’ models, Audi their ‘Avant’ range and now Jaguar have this, welcome to the ‘Sportbrake’. 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio. Price:  From £31,945 (as tested £51,505). Available: Now The Sportbrake is not Jaguar’s first estate variant - that accolade fell to the X Type model from the Read The Rest...