Which is the best cool box for keeping food and drink fresh all year? We find out…
Whether you’re a regular picnicker or just going on a long journey, it’s good to have a powered coolbox. And not just in the summer; if you choose one with a heat facility, it can be used all year.
A 20/25-litre box is fine for general use, but larger families will need more room; and a box that works from the mains as well as a 12v supply is more versatile – you can start it cooling down before you Continue reading “Best cool boxes: 2019 group test”
A full used buyer’s guide on the Ford Galaxy covering the Galaxy Mk2 (2006-2015) and the Galaxy Mk3 (2015-date)
The MPV was created in the mid-eighties, but its heyday was during the nineties, and Ford led the pack.
As the master of affordable family transport, Ford introduced the first Galaxy in 1995 in conjunction with the Volkswagen Group, which offered its own versions (the VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra). However, Ford went its own way with the second-generation Galaxy of 2006, and it Continue reading “Used Ford Galaxy review”
The Porsche 911 is the best used sports car in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used sports car: Porsche 911
Prices from: £18,500
Our pick: Porsche 911 2007 (07) 997 Carrera S manual, 72,000 miles, £23,950
Even though you’ll have to look for a car from the previous decade to find a bargain, the 997-generation Porsche 911 is still a top buy for enthusiasts.
• Best sports cars and coupes to buy 2019
While all of the mainstream versions of the current 911 have some form of Continue reading “Best used sports cars”
The Nissan Leaf is the best used electric car in our Used Car Awards 2018Best electric car: Nissan Leaf
Prices from: £6,250
Our pick: Nissan Leaf 2014 (14) Acenta, 20,718 miles, £5,995
Electric vehicles are here to stay, and although EVs are still in their infancy, there are a few brands that have been pioneering this type of car over the last five years or so. Nissan is one of them, with its Leaf family hatch.
• Best electric cars to buy 2019
It’s the first EV success Continue reading “Best used electric cars”
The Toyota Prius is the best used hybrid car in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used hybrid car: Toyota Prius
Prices from: £4,000
Our pick: Toyota Prius 2009 (59) 1.8 VVT-i T4, 80,000 miles, £6,950
That there was a Mk3 Toyota Prius on sale with more than 230,000 miles at the time of writing shows the longevity of these ultra-efficient hybrid cars. Go for one with fewer miles and you’ll pay a bit more, but you’ll be safe in the knowledge that few models have proven themselves so Continue reading “Best used hybrid cars”
The Ford Fiesta ST is our best used hot hatchback of the year 2018Best used hot hatchback: Ford Fiesta ST
Prices from: £6,300
Our pick: Ford Fiesta ST 2013 (13), 37,000 miles, £8,200
The previous-generation Ford Fiesta ST was the best small hot hatch you could buy when it came out in 2013. Now it’s set to go down as one of the greatest cars in the class of all time. That’s especially true when you consider how many are on the used market, and how much cheaper they are now. Continue reading “Best used hot hatcbacks”
The Mazda MX-5 is the best used convertible in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used convertible: Mazda MX-5 Mk3
Prices from: £3,295
Our pick: Mazda MX-5 2012 (12) Mk3 2.0i Sport Tech, 47,000 miles, £7,995
The Mazda MX-5 is Britain’s best-selling two-seater roadster, and although the Mk4 car has moved the game on further still (it’s our best new roadster), you can get almost all of the thrills for a fraction of the bill with a facelifted version of the previous car.
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The Audi TT is the best used coupe in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used Continue reading “Best used coupes”
The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is the best used MPV in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used MPV: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Prices from: £6,000
Our pick: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2014 (14) 1.6 e-HDi Exclusive ETG6, 63,900 miles, £7,995
Growth in the SUV sector has seen a drop in sales for the traditional MPV. But if you’re focused on space and are on a budget, then the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso offers it by the bucketload.
While an update has seen the model replace Picasso with Continue reading “Best used MPVs”
The Mercedes S-Class is the best used luxury car in our Used Car Awards 2018Best used luxury car: Mercedes S-Class
Prices from: £16,995
Our pick: Mercedes S-Class 014 (64) S 350 d, 55,000 miles, £24,995
The pre-facelift version of the current Mercedes S-Class is among the most luxurious and comfortable cars you can buy. The fact that you can pick up a used model that boasts so much advanced technology and luxury equipment for the price of a family hatchback is pretty Continue reading “Best used luxury cars”