Tried & Tested: Jaguar XF 2.2TD Sportbrake Portfolio.

Mike Humble: To many, the thought of Jaguar Cars producing an estate would once be enough to ruffle a few pages of the Telegraph down at the drinking club, they came close a few years back with the XJ-S Shooting brake but Leyland’s coffers couldn’t quite cough up thus leaving a handful of specialist companies to … More Tried & Tested: Jaguar XF 2.2TD Sportbrake Portfolio.

Insider Insight: The MINI loss leader.

James Godwin discusses the biggest of little things – The MINI There is a strange diversity of automotive product reporting at the moment. Column inches seem to be devoted to premium and budget, with little interest in between. Besides the two terms are increasingly being overused, just like sustainability or efficiency and optimisation. In the … More Insider Insight: The MINI loss leader.

Humble Opinions: Driver CPC Cards – The Final Countdown.

The Editor ponders on the final countdown to the biggest professional shake up in the world of HGV drivers – the CPC card. The average driver (or his employer) will spend around £1000 in modern money gaining a licence to drive either a PCV (bus) or a LGV (truck), its not cheap and the test … More Humble Opinions: Driver CPC Cards – The Final Countdown.

Insider Insight: Transport De-Regulation – Has it worked?

Patrick Warner Looks into the world of de-regulated buses and wonders if they deliver… 72 544×376 Normal 0 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} 72 544×376 Normal 0 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; … More Insider Insight: Transport De-Regulation – Has it worked?

Humble Opinions: Škoda – Who’s laughing now then?

Our editor ponders awhile on the remarkable turnabout of Škoda from a maker of rear engined runabouts to an almost aspirational purchase… Mike Humble: Only today I was in my local post office waiting in the queue when I overheard two ladies talking about cars. One was discussing about her company car being due to … More Humble Opinions: Škoda – Who’s laughing now then?

Insider Insight: SAAB is once again re-Bjorn

John Armitage: Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} Our former showroom stalwart explains why his SAAB tickles the spot and the re-birth of the marque is good news for the UK… As a fan … More Insider Insight: SAAB is once again re-Bjorn

Rail Ramble: Why the HST still does it for me.

Mike Humble: By the time you will have read this opening paragraph, your typical High Speed Train (HST) will have covered the best part of a mile mile in double glazed, air suspended, air conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled and restaurant car provided comfort. Of course there are faster trains world wide and the electric Pendolino will accelerate from the blocks like … More Rail Ramble: Why the HST still does it for me.