Category Archives: Reviews


Fiat 500X… On the road

By Pete Barden • May 15th, 2015 • (0 comments)

We take the Fiat 500X on a journey through town, country and motorway…   Can a car really be practical, fun and chic? Jumping into the Fiat 500X 1.6 Cross I’d been loaned by CDG Cars, I was hoping this seemingly impossible motoring Utopia could someho...

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The limited edition 'Opening Edition' version... lots of kits for not much cash

Fiat 500 gets the X factor… meet the Fiat 500X

By Pete Barden • April 18th, 2015 • (0 comments)

As your motoring horizons expand, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on Fiat’s retro style when it comes to motoring. Rebel against the bland and check out the all-new Fiat 500X…...

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Phaeton makeover – 10 years younger, for cars?

By Nick Caunter • August 29th, 2014 • (0 comments)

According to Wikipedia, a Phaeton ‘is the early nineteenth-century term for a sporty open carriage drawn by a single horse or a pair of horses, typically with four extravagantly large wheels, very lightly sprung, with a minimal body, that was fast and dangerous....

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Skoda Fabia review

By Grace Meldrum • November 13th, 2013 • (0 comments)

When I was told I would be reviewing a Skoda, I wasn’t so sure it was my type of car. I will admit I had a pre-conceived idea of it being a brand most suited for older people – how wrong I was! My first impressions of the Skoda Fabia were very positive! Its black ...

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Škoda Superb Review

By David • October 30th, 2013 • (3 comments)

I like big cars, so when Crawley Down Group asked me if I would like to test drive a new Škoda Superb (the flagship of the Škoda range), I did not hesitate in accepting their kind offer. The car I was given was a fully loaded 2013 Škoda Superb 2.0 Elegance hatchbac...

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Fiat 500L Review

By Sarah • October 25th, 2013 • (0 comments)

Forget all of your preconceived ideas of a Fiat 500 being a small car – the Fiat 500L is definitely BIG – in fact at traffic lights I found myself looking some 4×4 and people carrier drivers in the eye! I have always liked the look of the original Fiat 500 (o...

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SKODA Citigo Review

By Sarah • October 25th, 2013 • (0 comments)

As winner of the Auto Express Car of the Year in 2012 and the What Car? Best City Car in 2013, amongst other accolades, I was keen to test drive the SKODA Citigo to see what award-winning qualities it had to offer above and beyond other small cars. Overall I was impr...

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Review

By David • September 24th, 2013 • (4 comments)

My drive to and from work adds up to 300+ miles per week, so for a while now I have been toying with the idea of trading my current car in for something a little more fuel efficient. Usually, a fuel efficient car means something small and relatively underpowered, so w...

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The Practicality Is Perfect – Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi FAP Active

By Leah Flavell • September 19th, 2013 • (0 comments)

Being the fantastic Auntie that I am, I regularly take my young nephews out. However, a two and five year old with a buggy and a two seater car aren’t a great match, so Crawley Down Peugeot lent me the Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi FAP Active for the weekend. The 3008 is Peu...

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