Toyota’s impressive Prius

Toyota’s impressive Prius

Uber-Wheels Oh, how I laughed. ‘Taxi’. ‘Who called an Uber?’ Chortle, guff aw etc. Once I had pulled myself up off the floor and re-inserted my insides, I gave the children one last chance to get in the Prius for the school run. White is probably not the best colour...
Feeling Super-Stonic – the Kia Stonic

Feeling Super-Stonic – the Kia Stonic

Stonic’ sounds as if it should mean something – I am feeling Stonic? No, that’s silly. It was a Stonic buy? Nope. I went out on Friday and got rather Stonic-ed? Nah. Surely, it is a verb with some significance – I checked my search engine of choice but all I could see...
New model hits the jackpot

New model hits the jackpot

To paraphrase the late Brucie; ‘Hasn’t Nissan done well?’  They have certainly hit the jackpot with the Qashqai model. Since its launch in 2006, it has created almost two million sales. In 2013, came the second generation, and now we have a refresh. Never...
Still crazy after all these large hatchbacks

Still crazy after all these large hatchbacks

How refreshing: an honest, old-style estate car to review. So many of the new cars launched these days are SUVs, Mini-SUVs, Crossovers and the like, most of which are lovely, reliable and comfortable. They frequently pretend to offer you access to a new life of...
Road-train workhorse is well-equipped

Road-train workhorse is well-equipped

A FIAT pick-up? No, never. Fiat is the home of good-value family cars, cute city cars and zesty convertibles. Honestly, it is true, Fiat have produced a pick-up. Well, sort of. The new Fiat Fullback is a re-worked Mitsubishi L200 which means it is about as dependable...
Skoda Superb review

Skoda Superb review

By Dominic Parkes Skoda has broken new ground by introducing a seven-seater to its range. The Kodiaq may run the risk of joining in the ‘silly-sounding names club’ but that matters not a jot as it is, if you will pardon the pun, quite Superb. It clearly...
The new Micra raises the game yet again

The new Micra raises the game yet again

By Dominic Parkes Do you have a good wedge of cash in your pocket and the desire for a new set of wheels?  Then it should be easy to quench that thirst…you would think. There are just so many good cars on the market that the introduction of the 2017 Micra from Nissan...
Humble beginnings to heady heights

Humble beginnings to heady heights

By Dominic Parkes From humble beginnings manufacturing bicycle parts, Kia reached the heady heights of selling nearly three million units a year, and the South Korean brand seems to be powering ever forward. The 2017 Rio model is in the Clio and Polo super-mini pool...
A car you buy with your emotion

A car you buy with your emotion

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes 2017 I think the Fiat media co-ordinator was on the verge of changing her number and email address such was my dogged pursuit of reviewing the Fiat Spider. Almost weekly, I could be heard whining and pleading to secure the...
Fresh and very stylish Toyota

Fresh and very stylish Toyota

Pictures and words copyright Dominic Parkes ‘Inspired by the multifaceted precision of a diamond with a sculptured look and powerfully expressive lines’ reads the hyperbole in the sales brochure. For a moment, I thought I was reading one of those stuttering, confused...
Caravans stolen

Caravans stolen

Caravans have been stolen from the White Hill Farm site in Pitton. Overnight on Sunday, February 19, two caravans, an Olympus 2012 model 620/6, and a Bailey Barcelona, were stolen, and five other caravans broken into. Enquiries are ongoing to itemise what property was...
Biking through India

Biking through India

Sixteen regulars of Wilton’s community pub, The Bear Inn, left on Friday, February 17, to tour India by motorbike. Led by Nick Rowe, who has spent a lot of time in the area, the group picked up their Royal Enfield bikes in New Dehli and plan to tour Shimla and other...

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