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23rd December 2013
2013 MG3 3Style PetrolBlog review

MG’s super mini: MG3 3Style

There's a lot resting on the MG3 - it's a very important car for MG. PetrolBlog spends a week with the MG3 3Style and finds its character rather endearing.
28th November 2013
PetrolBlog review of the Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Off the beaten track: Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer has hopes of mixing it with the Allroad, Alltrack, Outback and XC70. It's an accomplished car. But will that be enough?
25th November 2013
New 2014 Peugeot 308 Feline review

Golf Crazy: New Peugeot 308

Peugeot reckons the new 2014 Peugeot 308 is a genuine rival to the Volkswagen Golf. Whisper this, but PetrolBlog says it may have the strength to deliver.
1st November 2013
2014 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review

New and improved? 2014 Volvo XC60 AWD R-Design

PetrolBlog reviews the new 2014 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design and finds that a raft of small changes help to make the premium concept SUV even better than ever.
5th October 2013
Volvo S60 T6 Polestar review

North Star: Volvo S60 T6 Polestar

PetrolBlog is let loose with the Volvo S60 T6 Polestar, a 329hp, all-wheel drive firecracker of a saloon car that's let down by a dodgy transmission.
3rd October 2013
2014 Subaru Outback review

Country Estate: Subaru Outback 2.0D SX Lineartronic

The Subaru Outback now boasts a 2.0-litre 'Boxer' diesel engine AND a CVT gearbox. PetrolBlog reckons it's probably the best new Subaru Outback you can buy.
25th September 2013
The new Vauxhall Insignia review on PetrolBlog

Enigma: Vauxhall Insignia

PetrolBlog heads to a wet and miserable Frankfurt to test drive the new Vauxhall Insignia and comes away smiling. It's a significantly improved car.
27th August 2013
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Folk dancing: Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Folk Dancing: PetrolBlog spends a week with the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and - shock horror - discovers that it's not a hateful appliance.
13th August 2013
Fiat 500L Trekking at Longleat: The PetrolBlog review

Monkey business: Fiat 500L Trekking

PetrolBlog heads to Longleat Safari Park to take a look at the new Fiat 500L Trekking. Sadly, a drive through the monkey enclosure was off limits.
5th August 2013
New 2013 Citroën C4 Picasso review on PetrolBlog

Glazed and Confused: Citroën C4 Picasso

Robin Brown tests the all-new Citroën C4 Picasso and argues that, no matter what he thinks of the car, it will most likely sell like the bucket and spade loads.
29th July 2013
Ford Fiesta ST

Blueprint: Ford Fiesta ST

PetrolBlog spends a week with the delightful Ford Fiesta ST and is happy to report that the hot hatch is alive and kicking in 2013. Which is a relief.
20th July 2013
Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo review on PetrolBlog

Short changed: Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo

Short changed: PetrolBlog tests the new Renaultsport Clio and finds that it has lost its intimacy and feels too grown up. Then there's the gearbox...