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ROAD TEST: Citroen C4 Cactus vs Renault Captur

ROAD TEST: Citroen C4 Cactus vs Renault Captur
Are you the sort of person who loves loud-shirt days at work and other wacky, fun-loving things? Do you like to be the centre of attention? Do you stand out as much as a moment of subtly and thoughtfulness in a Michael Bay movie? Then something like a Toyota Corolla probably isn’t for you. Luckily, a country called “France” builds cars that will suit your extrovert ...

ROAD TEST: Mazda MX-5

ROAD TEST: Mazda MX-5
Colin Chapman is famous for a number of things. There’s the Lotus marque, and the spinoff Formula One team that won seven drivers’ championships and six constructors’ championships. On the downside, though he may have been an engineering genius, he was not the best businessman. Remember the tie-up with John Z. DeLorean that cost the UK taxpayer almost NZ$25 million? One of the things for which he is best remembered is his principle involving speed; notably, ...

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake
Quite how AMG manages to get a blistering 265kW out of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine without it exploding into shrapnel after about ten minutes is staggering. How the also get it to be not only useable, but also relatively docile and tractable around town has, quite frankly, got us buggered. Needless to say, however, it is one of our favourite engines around ...