Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love haute cuisine, umpteen-course taster menus and the like. But I’m equally at home with a good old, honest, supersized burger and chunky fries. In fact, I’m often a teeny bit envious of the guy who presents the TV show ‘Man vs Food’. In my case, ‘All things big or beautiful’ are the order of the day. Cue the 2012 model Ford Ranger. It’s certainly big. But is it any good?
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There’s something about Italian stuff. Most people seem to have the perception that anything from Italy is somehow better – everything from food, wine, fashion and women to history, culture, fancy coffee machines and of course, cars. So what did I personally make of the Alfa MiTo in aptly named ‘Alfa Red’, with its flappy-paddle automatic gearbox and its stop-start 135bhp petrol engine?
To me, the MiTo looks like the lovechild of an Alfa Romeo 147 and the Italian firm’s drool-inducing Read The Rest...
Hands up then, who has heard of the term ‘downsizing?’ Any takers? No? Well 'downsizing' is a term used to describe the trend for installing a very small engine in a car which translates to low running costs but improves the power output by adding a turbo or supercharger. The theory is you get an environmentally friendly car that does not operate at a snail’s pace but does it work in practice?
Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost
Price: From £16,445
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Unless you happen to be an antiques dealer, someone who regularly hauls white goods around or the kind of person who doesn’t really care about cars as long as they’re practical, the majority of us are thankful that estate cars these days seldom look like boxes on wheels. Actually, most contemporary estates look very stylish, some even going as far as being sexy, many people considering them more desirable than their saloon counterparts. But not so with the old Honda Read The Rest...
What happens when a Fiat 500 gets into a fight with a Fiat Panda?
You get the Fiat 500L of course!
Price: From £14,990
Available: March 2013
When MyCarCoach founder Nick Johnson approached me to write a blog post at the launch of Fiat's new 500L, I was a little hesitant at first but, as he rightly pointed out, being an existing Fiat 500 owner ('Betty' to me) it marked me out to be the best person for the job!
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