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It’s an exciting time of year with spring in the air but, more importantly for motoring editor Andy Russell, it’s the new registration plate and Geneva Motor Show.

The Skoda Karoq enters the fray of a crowded and talented compact crossover market – Tom Wiltshire puts it to the test.

This 1966 Mini pick-up was love at first sight for Josephine Stecak but it was a relationship that didn’t always run smoothly. Pictures: Josephine Stecak

SsangYong’s biggest challenge is not its vehicles but getting its name know – the all-new Rexton SUV winning 4x4 of the year is a huge boost, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Subaru claims its new XV compact crossover’s all-wheel-drive system makes it as good on the road as it performs off-road. Will Rimell puts it to the test.

Creating a seven-seater Tiguan Allspace involved more than just stretching it to fit an extra row of seats, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Think you will always ‘own’ your personalised registration plate? It may not be the case so be warned, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Geoffrey Green is reliving his early ‘scooter boy’ days having bought another Lambretta and lovingly restored it in retirement.

Gallery: Little Lexus facelift a smart move

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Lexus CT200h may still be the only premium, compact hybrid hatchback but a facelift may not be enough to freshen its appeal against some all-new,and cheaper, rivals, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, unromantic motoring editor Andy Russell asks what would give you the biggest buzz – a passionate kiss or driving a sports car?

Mercedes-Benz debuts in the soft-roader estate market with its E-Class All-Terrain that’s very capable of taking the rough with the smooth, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ken Crane tells about his 500 A Topolino – a ‘little mouse-shaped’ Fiat which he bought after passing his driving test.

This is going to be another exciting year for new cars – motoring editor Andy Russell picks out a few of the cars he is looking forward to driving.

When it comes to working out how things come apart and, more importantly, go back together again, motoring editor Andy Russell puts it down to a passion for model-making.

Want a load-lugging, lifestyle 4x4, but an SUV is not your style? Vauxhall’s rugged Insignia Country Tourer could be the answer, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Not one but two first cars – a 1959 Hillman Minx Series III and a 1953-54 Standard 8 – owned by Clive Dyball and his wife, Margaret.

Richard Clarke bought an ex-Army wartime Austin 8 AP tourer staff car as his first car but it certainly didn’t run with military motoring precision.

Steve Williams was in the dark about the condition of his Triumph Herald, after buying it at night in the rain, but daylight revealed it was a wreck.

So the government backed down on its bid to extend the first MOT on cars to four years this week. That’s a victory for common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Jane Rich’s Morris 8 tourer, nicknamed Wee 2, is still a big part of the family after more than half a century of ownership.

Motoring editor Andy Russell says red-light jumpers have got to stop before their irresonsible driving kills someone.

A tank of unleaded fuel now costs nearly £4 more than it did six months ago, and experts predict the price to rise even further.

Roger Coleman rebuilt and restored his brother’s cast-off Austin 7 Ruby which went on to be a winner – after a few mechanical issues.

Motoring editor Andy Russell has made three selfishly simple new year’s resolution and already knows which one is most likely not to fall by the wayside.

Volkswagen launches a new assault on the executive express market with its Arteon fastback. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it is a class act.

Martin Cooper’s litte red sports car had some minors scrapes and lucky escapes before the next owner took it apart and it ended up on the scrapheap.

Martin Smith christened his first four-wheeled car ‘Coleoptera’ because the Morris 8 Series E looked like a beetle.

Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how hi-tech electronic aids make motoring safer but are don’t replace the driver’s brain

Motoring editor Andy Russell’s seasonal goodwill is already running out for safety-shunning stupid drivers and cyclists.

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