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Vauxhall Astra long-term test review: the first service

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With 17,500 miles the clock and the end of our 12-month stint with the Vauxhall Astra approaching, I’d been wondering whether the car would need a service before it had to go. The handbook says the initial dealer visit is due at 20,000 miles, so I was a little surprised to see a message on the instrument display demanding an oil change some 2500 miles early.

First Opel / Vauxhall Crossland X Review Drops Mixed Signals

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you're looking for a new 2017-built rival to the likes of the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke or the Peugeot 2008, Opel/Vauxhall's Crossland X will probably be on your shortlist.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Quick Drive Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Volkswagen aims to become the global market leader in electrification by 2025 with sales of one million EVs per year. It’s an ambitious goal for a brand that currently offers one all-electric vehicle in the US and just two around the globe.

Vauxhall Crossland X 1.6T D 99 Ecotech Blueinjection Elite review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The entry-level diesel variant of the Crossland X crossover will be a hit with fleet buyers - but the car is lacking dynamically“It’s an opportunity, not a risk,” according to Vauxhall. Releasing a car that is marginally (by which we mean a whole 63mm) different in size to another car in its line-up may look like the result of a muddled thought process, but the Vauxhall Crossland X supposedly fulfils a different brief to the 'larger' Mokka X.

2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The last Volvo XC60 we compared in a 2015 Big Test comparison came off as a bit creaky, which helped earn it a last-place finish. Already six years old, we knocked its interior for a low-mounted and wonky infotainment interface, lackluster-luxe, and its propensity to “squeak more than our long-term Nissan Versa Note” (at half the mileage).

Oshkosh JLTV First Drive Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Over the past 30 years, multiple wars, and dozens of conflicts, the AM General Humvee has cemented its legacy in American culture. Officially the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV, the Humvee went into service with all four branches of the United States Military beginning in 1985, but it wasn’t until Americans back home watched the Humvee barrel into battle during the Gulf War that it captured the hearts and minds of civilians.

Suzuki Swift 1.2 Dualjet SHVS ALLGRIP SZ5 2017 review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Swift is an impressive machine, but the combination of a naturally aspirated 1. 2-litre engine and Allgrip four-wheel drive system fails to play to its objective strengthsBelieve it or not, the Suzuki Swift has been around in one form or another since 1985 and in that time it has worked its way into the hearts and minds of everyone, from typical hatchback buyers to track day enthusiasts.