Škoda Octavia Scout 4X4
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Škoda Octavia Scout 4X4 6 Sp Manual Review

With the updates in March 2011 the Škoda Octavia Scout retains all the positive qualities that makes it a favourite. These are AWD ability and safety, an absolutely huge boot space with versatility, a powerful but economical 2.0L TDi motor mated to a 6 speed manual and enough features to keep most people satisfied. [Read More]

Suzuki Grand Vitara DDiS ext
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Suzuki Grand Vitara DDiS Review

Compact externally but roomy internally, well-equipped, CRD engine, dual-range transmission, real 4WD ability – the Suzuki Grand Vitara DDiS has it pretty well covered if you want a no-nonsense small 4WD with some creature comforts but don’t need a full-size 4WD to get off the beaten track. [Read More]

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Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed 3.2 DiD Review

Mitsubishi revolutionised the 4WD market some 10 years ago, with a large 4WD that actually had road manners. Time has moved on and the latest model of the Pajero is now getting long in the tooth but still remains an exceptionally competent 4WD with good handling and dynamics and excellent value [Read More]

Audi Q5 3.0L TDi quattro S Tronic external
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Audi Q5 3.0L TDi quattro S Tronic Review

The Audi Q5 3.0L TDi quattro S Tronic sits in a very competitive segment of the market. To keep up with newcomers and fresher offerings Audi revised the Q5 range in December 2012. It certainly should be on your list as a AWD SUV with reasonable towing capacity. [Read More]

Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI 7 SP DSG INT
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VW Tiguan 103 TDi 7 Sp DSG Review

Once at the forefront of the compact AWD SUV class recent additions such as the Mazda CX5, Kia Sportage and Hyundai IX35 have seen the VW Tiguan relegated to the second tier of choice. It has a poor towing ability, is quite choppy on dirt tracks and underpowered compared to its competitors. There is still a question mark over VW reliability. [Read More]