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MINI Cooper SE

MINI Electric Level 2 review

MINI Electric Level 2 review. For – cute, high quality, dynamic performance. Against – too pricey, useless on highway, narrow utility. Highway cruising range 68% of claimed availability. ** £29,900 “Over rolling hills and country lanes I did one trip of 34 miles, but it used only 28 miles from the availability measure. That’s a […]

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Polestar 2

Polestar 2 review

Polestar 2 review. Highway cruising range – 88.56 miles or 41%. For – handsome, well-made, terrific performance, great specification. Against – underwhelming quality, hopeless range on highway/questionable off it. ** £49,900 (before subsidy) “Too expensive to compete with the Volkswagen ID.3, and not good enough to compete with the Tesla Model 3” The fact the […]

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Polstar 1

Polestar 1 review

Polestar 1 review. For – great looks, power, quality, technology. Against – cramped rear, boot, ludicrous mpg claim. ***** £139,000 “Overall fuel economy was a fantastic 78.6 mpg. Laughable official claim” Is that a Lamborghini or a Ferrari? That was the question asked in local parking lots when people first set eyes on this beauty. […]

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Kia Soul EV

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review. For – cute, high quality, terrific drive, impressive performance. Against – too expensive, inadequate motorway range. Highway cruising range – 133.2 miles *** £37,295 The Kia Soul EV is a fantastic little SUV, with Germanic interior and exterior quality, every known gizmo, and a huge battery […]

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Honda Jazz review

Honda Jazz Crosstar EX CVT 1.5 i-MMD review

Honda Jazz Crosstar EX CVT 1.5 i-MMD review. For – tough, practical, economical, cute, good performance/handling. Against – pricey, baffling connectivity. ***** £23,185 I’ve had various Honda Jazz models over 18 years and I’m a big fan. I still have one. Solid, dependable, cute and utilitarian thanks to the magic seats. So well designed that […]

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Honda E

Affordable Electric Car? Honda e Advanced Review

Affordable Electric Car? Honda e Advanced Review. For – cute, top quality interior, nifty screen, TV wing mirrors, excellent performance, high equipment level. Against – Too expensive, inadequate range. ** £29,160 Honda’s new little electric city car fails the affordability test, not to mention the acceptable range one, but it is a technology marvel with […]

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Hyundai IONIQ review 2020

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Premium SE review

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Premium SE review. For – strong package, looks good, drives well, terrific regeneration. Against – too expensive, limited range. *** Price £35,260 before £3,500 government grant “a claimed range of 194 miles. My test didn’t get close to that with a maximum registering between 154 to 162 miles” If you love choices, […]

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