Category Archives: REVIEWS

Welcome to our new Guest Blogger Debbie Mountford @MotorMistress

Say hello to new blogging blood here at SimonsCarspots! We thought it’s about time that we started doing a blog here at SimonCarSpots.com, alongside our regular car spot photos and the car reviews and events coverage we also publish. But not … finish reading Welcome to our new Guest Blogger Debbie Mountford @MotorMistress

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All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

Location: Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire Date: September 4th 2013 The Lowdown: An all-new and very important model for Suzuki, who are trying to break into the lucrative crossover market Primarily targeted at the Nissan Qashqai Suzuki have traditionally sold to private, … finish reading All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

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MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo - front 2

Take one diesel engine developed by Chinese company SAIC, combine with a healthy dose of Brummy design, mix with a completely new chassis and garnish with an iconic badge. The result? A new MG6 diesel. Yes, at last, the new … finish reading MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

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2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

2013 Mazda6 2-2 diesel Sport Nav 175PS manual saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond Simons Car Spots - photo side Princes

An all-new Mazda6 saloon isn’t the kind of news that gets everyone excited, but being a saloon lover I for one was really eager to spend a week with one after the very positive reaction it received around its very … finish reading 2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Some Cars, Some Rudeness, and Sunshine, it’s the 2013 #SMMT day

Date May 2nd 2013, Time 07.50.  I arrive at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for perhaps the Biggest party ever for the Motor Industry Professionals, Bloggers, and Car People lucky enough to have received an invite from the SMMT or … finish reading Some Cars, Some Rudeness, and Sunshine, it’s the 2013 #SMMT day

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Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

SMMT Test Day 2013 Millbrook Proving - Oliver Hammond Simons Car Spots MyCarCoach review writeup photos -Yelloy Alpine Course

Waking up on what would be my second SMMT Test Day down at the iconic and really rather surreal and wonderful Millbrook Proving Ground (the place Fifth Gear and Top Gear often use) in Bedfordshire, I was just as excited … finish reading Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

2013 Suzuki Jimny 1-3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond SimonsCarSpots MyCarCoach Car Finder - photo front 34

Good grief – the last Suzuki Jimny experience I had was of the soft-top one we hired in Crete a few years ago! That brings back memories, including quite a few hair-raising moments on the country’s abundance of twisty and … finish reading Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Mercedes Media Test Day from Simon Ford @Sf4d74, #Mercedes #Amg #Brabus

The Date was friday the 1st of March, The start time was set for 8.30 am to drive all of the Mercedes range including The Brilliant Amg and one Brabus product!. So what did I do?.. Well as I’d never … finish reading Mercedes Media Test Day from Simon Ford @Sf4d74, #Mercedes #Amg #Brabus

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2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3-2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond photo - front Ridge Hill 1

Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love haute cuisine, umpteen-course taster menus and the like. But I’m equally at home with a good old, honest, supersized burger and chunky fries. In fact, I’m often a teeny bit envious of … finish reading 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1.4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond

Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1-4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo front 34b

There’s something about Italian stuff. Most people seem to have the perception that anything from Italy is somehow better – everything from food, wine, fashion and women to history, culture, fancy coffee machines and of course, cars. So what did … finish reading Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1.4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Mazda 3 Sport Nav 185ps diesel (is it a Q-Car) from Simon Ford @Sf4d74,

Here at SimonsCarSpots.com we like a good Challenge of Driving cars from Manufactures and Giving you our views/opinion/verdict, and today is no exception, Over the last few Months we have Tested City cars, 4×4′s, Mid-range cars, Luxury cars, But never a Q-Car….Well … finish reading Mazda 3 Sport Nav 185ps diesel (is it a Q-Car) from Simon Ford @Sf4d74,

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Honda Accord Tourer 2-2 i-DTEC EX Automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

Honda Accord Tourer 2-2 i-DTEC EX Automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo - Manchester City Stadium Eastlands 9

Unless you happen to be an antiques dealer, someone who regularly hauls white goods around or the kind of person who doesn’t really care about cars as long as they’re practical, the majority of us are thankful that estate cars … finish reading Honda Accord Tourer 2-2 i-DTEC EX Automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Ford Focus Zetec S EcoBoost 1-litre 125PS Hatchback road test review by Oliver Hammond

Ford Focus Zetec EcoBoost 125PS road test review by Oliver Hammond - photo - main

You’re right. Twelve months ago, we did indeed conduct a week-long test of another Ford with ‘Eco’ in its name. That was the 1.6-litre diesel ECOnetic Mondeo. You’re also quite right that we reviewed a Ford Focus earlier this year, … finish reading Ford Focus Zetec S EcoBoost 1-litre 125PS Hatchback road test review by Oliver Hammond

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