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Long-term test: Kia Rio 3 1.4
Long-term test: Kia Rio 3 1.4
17/07/2012 in Long Term

Rio's striking appearance shows just how far the brand has come in a short time.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
17/07/2012 in Road Tests

Valet is a reminder of the unparallelled pleasure of getting into a brand new car.

Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
17/07/2012 in Long Term

Annual service marks the end of MX-5's faultless year on the AM long-term test fleet.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
24/05/2012 in Long Term

What do an oversized beanbag, electric drum kit and a mountain bike with flat tyres have in common?

Long-term test: Kia Rio 3 1.4
Long-term test: Kia Rio 3 1.4
08/05/2012 in Long Term

B-segment hatchback reflects Kia's greater pride in design, quality and dynamics.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
07/05/2012 in Long Term

Optional sat-nav adds a new dimension to taking a break during a long trip.

Long-term test: Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Titanium
Long-term test: Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Titanium
20/03/2012 in Long Term

The level of equipment on our long-term test Ford Focus Titanium is astounding, considering what was available for the average family hatchback buyer just five or six years ago.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
12/03/2012 in Long Term

Yet again, AM’s long term Skoda has proven what a practical addition it is to the Czech brand’s range following the year’s first snow shower.

Long-term test: Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Titanium
Long-term test: Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Titanium
05/03/2012 in Long Term

Stepping back into a Ford Focus is a bit like seeing an ex-girlfriend for the first time after the end of a bad relationship.

Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
02/03/2012 in Long Term

Sounding out the owners: Opposing voices argue their differences on the issue of cabin noise.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
28/02/2012 in Long Term

Journalists often have a fly-by-night opportunity to appraise a car (fly to foreign lands for the launch, drive a pre-arranged route, eat regularly and fly home again).

Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
Long-term test: Mazda MX-5 Roadster coupe 2.0i Sport Tech
21/02/2012 in Long Term

It’s happened. My time spent in the Mazda MX-5 has finally given me something to complain about.

Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
Long-term test: Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance Greenline II
12/01/2012 in Long Term

Skoda's giant leap has made it recognisable as a mainstream brand.


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