Estate Cars

NOT so long ago just about every estate car at the motorway services would pull up at the black pump for a refuel.But times are changing...

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VOLVO'S V60 might be the smallest estate that the Swedish car maker now builds but don‘t be fooled - small it isn't.In fact - as Volvo is...

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HERE'S an apparently simple quiz for petrol heads; name a newly introduced, big selling medium-sized family estate car.Easy, or what? It's...

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FEW car makers can match Volvo's heritage in producing versatile and reliable estate cars.Throughout the late 20th century the Swedish...

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VAUXHALLrecently introduced the famousGSibadge back to its range and I have been sampling it on the Insignia Sports Tourer.TheGSilettering...

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PAYING an additional £800 for a particular paint finish might sound a bit extravagant, but when you see how a new Mazda6 in exclusive...

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IT'S almost certainly the case that most Skoda Octavia owners buy their cars with their head rather than their heart.After all, Skodas are...

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WHILE SUVs are the flavour of the season, there're rich pickings for auto manufacturers and drivers in cars like the Audi A4 Avant.Most...

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THERE's no denying that by estate standards the BMW 5-Series Touring is easy on the eye.Smooth lines, pleasant contours and a definite road...

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THE sporting arena regularly sees teams and competitors attempt to step up a level only to be found out as the required jump in performance...

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IT'S a recognised fact that few owners of four-wheel-drives ever venture off-road.But that has done little to damp down sales. And there's...

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THE days of Volvo estates being seen as huge barges is a dim a distant memory, unless the odd one still on the road inspires a trip down...

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STYLE over substance is not something even the fiercest critic could level at Audi.With impeccable engineering, superb refinement and up to...

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I HAVE a problem with the BMW 5 Series estate. And it is my problem. Let's face it, if I told you it was ‘very good', you'd look at me as...

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SWOOPY styling, big dramatic grille and a sporty profile.The Hyundai i40 Tourer is a sharp looking estate that's muscling in on the...

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TIME was when Volvos were big square load luggers. Whole families with dogs, cats and granny would pack themselves into these massive boxy...

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WHO said estate cars have to be boring?It's the last adjective I would apply to the Vauxhall Insignia GSi Sports Tourer that I am driving....

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IT'S old news that Volvo estates are no longer the territory of pipe-smoking, Labrador-owning middle-class accountants.But the idea that a...

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WITH the family car market currently dominated by SUVs and crossovers it would be easy to think that the estate has been consigned to...

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IN a motoring world now dominated by the demand for SUV models Audi's A4 allroad offers an impressive alternative.It's a nice halfway house...

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GENUINE bargains are few and far between in the world of new cars - with a sprinkling of notable exceptions.One of them is the Logan MCV, a...

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SPACE is a confusing place and it's not been helped by the Skoda Rapid Spaceback landing.The Rapid hatchback neatly filled a gap in the...

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THE Mazda6 has undergone a transformation this year.Announced in July, the new Mazda6 series is radically different and upgraded to the...

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VOLVO'S estate-making heritage goes back a long way and a succession of estate cars have had a reputation for toughness, reliability,...

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